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Fun Lovin’ Criminals Returning To New Zealand

Fun Lovin’ Criminals Returning To New Zealand

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 10th October, 2023 8:00AM

Ruling airwaves everywhere in the mid-nineties with their scrappy smash hit 'Scooby Snacks', NYC rap / rock / jazz mavericks Fun Lovin' Criminals are returning to Aotearoa for the first time in 25 years. Last here moving the crowd at Big Day Out 1999, the genre-blending trio are playing hot summer nights at Auckland's The Powerstation and Wellington's Hunter Lounge this February, joined for both events by reunited local power-pop legends Goodshirt. With six long players and numerous compilations to their name, including 1996's breakout debut album Come Find Yourself, 1998's smooth groove dripping 100% Colombian and 2001's Loco, the team of Brian Leiser, Frank Benbini, and Naim Cortazzi will be here busting out career-spanning fan favourites "plus a 25th anniversary celebration of 100% Colombian". Catch them bringing the ruckus at the dates following...

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Fun Lovin’ Criminals & Goodshirt

Friday 9th February - Hunter Lounge, Wellington
Saturday 10th February - Powerstation, Auckland

Wellington tickets on sale now HERE via UTR 
Auckland tickets via

Here's Fun Lovin' Criminals playing their 1996 classic smash 'Scooby Snacks'...


Check out live footage of Fun Lovin’ Criminals playing their namesake anthem at the NDK Sofia...

Flip your wig to Goodshirt's 2000 new wave classic 'Green'...

Press release:

Break out the Scooby Snacks! Iconic New York multi-genre legends Fun Lovin’ Criminals will perform in Auckland and Wellington in February 2024 – exactly 25 years since their last appearance here, at Big Day Out in the summer of 1999.

Fun Lovin Criminals, the iconic multi-genre band known for their eclectic fusion of rock, hip hop, and jazz, will bring to New Zealand dynamic concerts packed with all the hits from classic albums Come Find Yourself, Loco, and Mimosa, plus a 25th anniversary celebration of 100% Colombian.

The New Yorkers cemented their place in music history by blending their signature genre-bending rock and hip-hop sound with smooth grooves, deft wordplay about life in New York and an unmistakable charm that resonated with audiences around the world.

Fans can expect an electrifying live experience, infused with the bands trademark blend of rock n roll swagger, hip hop grooves, and soulful melodies that have captivated audiences for decades.

Joining the fun, New Zealand’s own super-cool melody makers Goodshirt are back, making two very rare back-to-back live appearances. Look forward to their guitar and synth driven swagger, with sonic gems like Sophie, Buck It Up, Green, Blowing Dirt, and Fiji Baby.


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Fun Lovin Criminals
Fri 9th Feb 8:00pm
The Hunter Lounge, Wellington
Fun Lovin Criminals
Sat 10th Feb 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland