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Here's Five: Hans Pucket's No Drama On Tour Tips

Here's Five: Hans Pucket's No Drama On Tour Tips

C.C. / Oliver Devlin / Photo credits: Mason Fairey (band photos) + Callum Devlin (all others) / Thursday 13th July, 2023 1:07PM

2023 Taite Music Prize finalists for their second studio album No Drama (out now via Carpark Records), Hans Pucket are currently traversing the nation on an epic fourteen date tour of Aotearoa. Keeping squarely on-topic, we invited the four-piece to share their own handy firsthand tips on how to ensure there’s absolutely No Drama while on tour. Take note of singer / guitarist Oliver Devlin's wise words and don't miss Hans Pucket with special guests — playing this Matariki holiday weekend at Queenstown's The Sherwood, Oamaru's Settler Theatre and Ōtepoti's Dive...

"Hey Chris, here's our top five — Callum is going to share some photos from the trip for the article."
— Oliver Devlin

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Hans Pucket No Drama Aotearoa Tour

Thursday 13th July – Sherwood, Queenstown w/ Audio Visual Drop Kicks (all ages - supervised)
Friday 14th July – Settler Theatre, Oamaru w/ Cuticles (all ages - supervised)
Saturday 15th July – Dive, Dunedin w/ Mads Harrop, Audio Visual Drop Kicks
Thursday 27th July – The Wine Cellar, Auckland [NEW SHOW]
Friday 28th July – The Wine Cellar, Auckland [sold out]
Saturday 29th July – Last Place, Hamilton
Thursday 3rd August – Jam Factory, Tauranga (all-ages)*
Friday 4th August – Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Saturday 5th August – Common Room, Hastings
Friday 11th August – Porridge Watson, Whanganui
Saturday 12th August – Meow, Wellington*

Tickets available HERE via UTR
*Tauranga and Wellington tickets available via

1. Make sure the venue you are going to has enough mic stands or you’ll be balancing a bass amp mic on top of a snare case to get through the gig. If you have a synth player, don’t assume they will have a keyboard stand at the venue either: we’ve found in a pinch, you can make do with either an ironing board, or a wine barrel.

2. The person who did the bulk of the 8 hour drive from Auckland to Wellington gets first choice which bed to sleep in. If you don’t drive be prepared to share a bed with your bandmate (slash twin brother).

3. Take photos to document your trip. It’s easy to forget what you’ve been up to even after a couple of days on tour. Taking snaps can remind you of the good times, and the name of that great bakery where you went for lunch at the foothills of the Southern Alps two weeks ago.

4. Make lists! To do list, contact lists, gear lists, shopping lists. Planning a tour is an unending to do list that fractals out to infinity and if you try and hold it all in your head you may leave your bass guitar in Nelson.

5. Be proud and play well. It’s hard to tell sometimes how different crowds around the country are taking the show — you think they’ve been a bit quiet until you chat to people afterwards and everyone was just paying attention. No matter the size of the crowd, the people who have taken the time to come to your show deserve your full performance and will be grateful!


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Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Thu 13th Jul 7:00pm
Sherwood, Queenstown
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Fri 14th Jul 7:00pm
Settler Theatre, Oamaru
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Sat 15th Jul 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Thu 27th Jul 7:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Fri 28th Jul 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Sat 29th Jul 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Fri 4th Aug 8:00pm
Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Sat 5th Aug 8:00pm
Common Room, Hastings
Hans Pucket - NO DRAMA - Nationwide Tour
Fri 11th Aug 8:00pm
Porridge Watson, Whanganui