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The Brian Jonestown Massacre Announce Auckland Headline Show

The Brian Jonestown Massacre Announce Auckland Headline Show

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 4th July, 2023 8:00AM

The incredibly prolific, shapeshifting psych / garage / folk / prog / shoegaze sonic entity that is San Francisco's The Brian Jonestown Massacre will soon be returning to Aotearoa's stages for the first time since 2018, headlining Auckland's The Powerstation on 9th November. Founded by songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Anton Newcombe in 1990, and still featuring original member Ricky Maymi amongst their ever-changing ranks, The Brian Jonestown Massacre have released a staggering 20 studio albums and counting, across a three decade plus career peppered by infamy — as outlined in filmmaker Ondi Timoner's award-winning 2004 documentary Dig!, a breakout pop cultural moment for the group.

Since their last visit (gaze upon Dave Simpson's photos HERE), The Brian Jonestown Massacre released their 2019 self-titled album, 2022's Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees, and lifted the lid on their latest opus The Future Is Your Past in February of this year — whittled down from 70 songs in total (!) and hailed by Clash as "one of the finest things Anton Newcombe as ever released". Sure to be a live highlight of '23, don't miss The Brian Jonestown Massacre's majestic return this coming spring, promising fans a selection of timeless favourites and future classics — brought to you by Solid Entertainment, Banished Music and Strange News...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thursday 9th November - The Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster from 9am, Monday 10th July

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Press release:

Psychedelic rock legends The Brian Jonestown Massacre return to New Zealand in 2023 bringing favourites and as ever, new material from their storied career.

Lead by the singular-visioned drive of Anton Newcombe and a revolving cohort, The Brian Jonestown Massacre have delivered an unrelenting schedule of recorded output, some 20 studio albums, 14 EPs, 5 live albums, 6 compilation albums and 22 singles, a majority independently through the band’s self-sustaining A Records.

Album number 20, THE FUTURE IS YOUR PAST which, like its 2022 predecessor Fire Doesn't Grow on Trees, came out of an intense prolific streak during the height of covid with Newcombe writing and recording a song a day for 70 days straight. His amalgam of classic lysergic rock, hazy shoe gaze and mellow drone continues to be refined as the writer shows he inhabits a rarefied stratosphere of endless inspiration.

Through electrifying live shows and Newcombe’s self-professed love and influence of the sound of the Flying Nun Records output The Brian Jonestown Massacre have grown a loyal and passionate fan base in New Zealand.

After extensive US and European tours since the re-opening of the planet, the band are now set to play Auckland, New Zealand bringing with them their career high new album The Future is Your Past.


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Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thu 9th Nov 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland