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2024 Summer Gigs - Jordan Luck Band, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Great Gable, Pony Baby, Dinosaur Jr. + More

2024 Summer Gigs - Jordan Luck Band, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Great Gable, Pony Baby, Dinosaur Jr. + More

Chris Cudby / Image: Jordan Luck Band - Little River Music Festival / Friday 12th January, 2024 10:20AM

It's currently roasting hot all across Aotearoa, perfect conditions to catch some fine live acts (indoors or outside) while dipping our toes into the new year. There are some absolutely stellar gigs and festivals in the coming weeks, featuring stars of both the local and international variety included below for your handy perusal. We'll be adding fresh additions as they roll in — head over to our Gig Guide for even more options...

False Heights: The January Tour
Touring up to January 24th

Taupō-based duo are kicking off 2024 with a four date summer mini tour.

Peter Cat Recording Co. (New Delhi)
Touring up to January 26th - Raglan, Auckland, Wellington

New Delhi's incomparable psych / disco / rock / jazz / ballroom / sophisti-pop ensemble are bringing their genre-smooshing boogie to our shores for the first time ever.

Amanda Palmer (US) - Old Songs, New Songs, New Zealand Survival Songs Tour
Touring up to January 27th

US songwriter performs numbers from her New Zealand Survival Songs EP plus new Dresden Dolls material in Queenstown, Tāmaki Makaurau and Pōneke.

DUUN - Tropic Ritual Summer Tour
Touring up to February 3rd

 Setting out on their first local tour of the Upper North Island. Bringing high energy fuzz psych, rock that will transcend you into a new sonic ritual.

Touring up to 9th February

Dutch-NZ trio are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their soul-powered debut album Loves Voodoo!

No Cigar - The Great Escape Tour
Touring up to February 10th

Groove-heavy Tāmaki Makaurau collective are touring their new album The Great Escape.

South For Winter - Southern Lights Tour
Touring up to February 18th

Dream folk and murder ballads.

Kaishandao Homeland Aotearoa Tour
Touring up to March 3rd

Pōneke-born, Chengdu-based electronic artist celebrates her debut Homeland EP with a summer tour.

MOHI - Elements Of Aroha Tour
Touring up to March 8th

A spellbinding fusion of ancestral stories and sounds, seamlessly blended with neosoul, pop, and funk.

Good Habits (UK)
Touring up to March 29th

Manchester folk duo have returned to Aotearoa for an extensive summer tour.

Tipene - Summer Tour
Touring up to March 29th

Award-winning bilingual hip hop artist is playing dates across Te Ika-a-Māui.

A Live Tribute To Dr Dre Performed By Yoko-Zuna
January 25th - Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland

Paying tribute to the legendary West Coast G-funk rapper and producer.

Violet Hirst and Kane Strang
January 25th - Space Academy, Christchurch

Violet and Kane return to Ōtautahi for two solo sets.

Richter City Rebels Summer Tour
January 25th - January 29th

The Richter City Rebels have a sound that blends R&B, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk with the heart and soul of New Orleans brass band music — playing in Blenheim, Tākaka, Riwaka and Nelson.

Paul Mclaney
January 26th to January 28th

Aotearoa singer / guitarist / composer performs in Oamaru, Dunedin and Lyttelton.

Schkeuditzer Kreuz - 'No Life Left' NZ Tour
January 26th to January 28th - Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

Industrial synth crust / D-beat raw synth punk from Australia.

Christopher Tubbs All Night Long
January 27th - Il Brutto, Auckland

Christopher Tubbs (Public Possession) takes over Il Brutto to take us on a one-of-a-kind journey of underground house, rare Italo and full-throttle disco with a smattering of the kind of un-Shazam-able balearic nuggets that stay with you for weeks.

Ryosuke Kiyasu (Japan)
January 31st & February 1st - Auckland and Wellington

Ryosuke Kiyasu has captivated the world with his solo performances. Using only a snare drum, he viscerally explores the sonic complexities of a single instrument. Performing with guests at Audio Foundation and Pyramid Club.

Mick Harvey & Amanda Acevedo (Aus / Mexico)
January 31st to February 4th

Co-founder of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds eturns to Aotearoa in early 2024, playing five dates nationwide with Mexican singer / filmmaker Amanda Acevedo.

Problems (Chicago)
February 1st to February 14th

Orange Milk Records electronic artist (formerly known as The Show is the Rainbow) tours nationwide in February with special guests galore.

Alex Cameron & Roy Molloy (Aus)
February 2nd - Hollywood Avondale, Auckland

Australian sensations perform with special guests D.C. Maxwell & Elliot and Vincent.

IVY South End Tour
February 2nd & February 10th - Christchurch and Dunedin

Alt-rockers are playing their first ever headline tour — playing at Darkroom and Moons in early February

Loud And Proud Festival
February 3rd - Whammy Bar, Auckland

A showcase of experimental and underground LGBTQIA musicians.

Little River Music Festival
February 3rd - Western Valley Road, Little River

Jordan Luck Band, Al Park, Adam Hattaway and more, plus food vendors and bars — full day entertainment for all.

Ritual Fest
February 3rd - Eight Ball, New Plymouth

The first ever Ritual Fest in New Plymouth, featuring Pull Down The Sun, End Boss, Bulletbelt, Mammuthus and Infinity Ritual.

Pony Baby Album Release Tour
February 3rd to March 8th

Jazmine Mary and ARAHI are touring their debut collaborative album nationwide.

Sick Of It All (US)
February 5th - Galatos, Auckland

NYC hardcore punk legends play with Drop Off Point, Amanaki and VILE this summer.

Aotearoa International Festival of Secret Sounds
February 8th to February 14th - Audio Foundation, Auckland

A seven day and night programme of amazing unusual music and sound art, happening in February as part of Audio Foundation's 20th anniversary celebrations.

Phoebe Rings 'Aseurai' Single Release Shows
February 8th & February 16th

Tāmaki Makaurau dream pop quartet play two special shows to celebrate the release of 아​스​라​이 (Aseurai), their first single since 2021's debut EP.

Calexico (US) - Feast Of Wire 20th Anniversary NZ Tour
February 9th to February 11th - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

Genre-spanning troubadours are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their fourth studio album Feast of Wire.

Adriano Sangineto (Italy) - New Zealand Tour
February 9th - February 18th

Arpa Creativa (Creative Harp) is an original show where the Celtic harp is the extension of the lively character of Adriano Sangineto, twisting the mainstream vision of this instrument.

Marmalade Skies - Album Tour
February 9th to March 9th

Celebrating their new album WHEN I WAKE UP with headline dates across the North Island.

Fun Lovin' Criminals
February 9th & February 10th

Performing in NZ for the first time in 25 years — with Goodshirt at The Hunter Lounge and The Powerstation.

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival
February 10th - 35 Gordon Rd, Te Awanga Downs, Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay's summer tradition features Troy Kingi, David Dallas, Tiny Ruins, Rum Jungle + more.

Balu Brigada
February 10th - Whammy Bar, Auckland NYC-based

Aotearoa superstars are putting on a homecoming birthday rager.

Fuzz Fest '24
February 10th - Valhalla, Wellington

A celebration of all things heavy! Featuring Infinity Ritual, Sidewinder, End Boss, Caldera, Planet Hunter and TUSK.

Dave Flynn - Celtic Guitar Journey
February 11th to March 15th

Award-winning Irish composer / musician presents guitar arrangements of Irish and Scottish traditional music, exploring the musical connections between these 'Celtic' countries.

Mountain Boy - The Days Tour
February 15th & February 22nd - Raglan and Auckland

Kirikiriroa-based multi-instrumentalist & producer is touring his new album The Days.

Great Gable – Aotearoa Tour
February 15th - February 25th Western

Australian psych-rockers are back in the land of the long white cloud with some brand spankin' new tunes and the same killer live show.

Holy Fuck (Canada)
February 16th to February 23rd

Canadian genre-melters are playing in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch this summer.

New Zealand Fringe Festival
February 16th to March 9th - hosted at 50 performance spaces across the Wellington Region

More than 800 artists presenting over 160 diverse events.

The Jordan Luck Band
February 17th - Wild Estate, Waiheke Island

Award-winning Kiwi music icon and his band perform on Waiheke Island this summer.

Wednesday (USA)
February 17th & February 22nd - Wellington and Auckland

North Carolina fuzz-guitar collective are playing their debut shows in Aotearoa this summer.

Dr Sure's Unusual Practice (Aus)
February 21st & February 22nd - Wellington and Palmerston North

Naarm new wave synth-punks are playing CALH sideshows with Relay Tapes (Meanjin / Brisbane), The Pink Frosts and Persimmon.

Private Function (Aus) with DARTZ
February 22nd & February 23rd - Napier and Gisborne

Pōneke and Naarm punks unite for East Coast gigs this summer.

Hot Mulligan (USA) 'Why Would I Watch' NZ Tour
February 23rd - February 25th

Michigan Midwestern emo-punk-pop collective are playing headline dates in Auckland, Lyttelton and Wellington.

Wax Chattels with Cable Ties (Aus)
February 23rd - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Returning to the stage for the first time since 2021, Wax Chattels are reuniting with punk pals from across the pond Cable Ties.

The National (USA)
February 24th & February 25th - Auckland and Wellington

Grammy award-winning group perform at Spark Arena with Fazerdaze and at TSB Arena with The Beths.

Ignite (USA)
February 27th - Neck of the Woods, Auckland

Orange County melodic hardcore institution are playing their debut NZ headline show.

D.R.I. (USA) with special guests Bulletbelt
February 27th & February 28th - Wellington and Auckland

Crossover pioneers are heading our way for headline shows in Tāmaki Makaurau and Pōneke with Aotearoa metal titans Bulletbelt. 

Danika (Aus), Workhorse (Aus), Jazmine Mary
February 29th - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Australasian songwriters perform together at Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Backroom.

Mogwai (Scotland)
February 29th & March 1st - Wellington and Auckland

Glasgow four-piece will be unleashing their soundscape magnificence at The Opera House and The Powerstation.

February 29th to March 2nd
The Tūī-nominated Cameroonian / Kiwi songwriter and producer returns to Aotearoa, playing headline dates in Wellington, Nelson and Tākaka with by Carly Gill (Kedú Carlö).

Angelus Apatrida (Spain) & Hidden Intent (Aus) NZ Tour
February 29th - March 2nd

Spanish thrash metal juggernauts are uniting with Adelaide's beer-loving Hidden Intent for three massive gigs in Tāmaki Makaurau, Pōneke and Ōtautahi.


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