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Gomez Return For Two Shows In October

Gomez Return For Two Shows In October

Thursday 12th July, 2012 8:26AM

British indie-rock stalwarts Gomez are returning to New Zealand for two shows in October. They last toured here in 2009 on the back of sixth album A New Tide and return with seventh album Whatever's on Your Mind which came out last year. Catch them in Auckland and Wellington, here are the details...


Tuesday 23rd October, The Powerstation, Auckland
Wednesday 24th October, The Opera House, Wellington

Presales start 17th July from and general sale starts July 19th from Ticketmaster (AK) and Ticketek (Well).

Here are some videos for their biggest singles and their latest album...

'Get Myself Arrested' off Bring it On (1998)

'We Haven't Turned Around' from Liquid Skin (1999)

'Catch Me Up' from Split The Difference (2004)

'Options' from latest album Whatever's On Your Mind

Press Release:


Gomez make a welcome return to NZ, performing at Auckland's Powerstation on Tuesday 23rd October and Wellington Opera House on Wednesday 24th. This will be their third visit to our shores.

Since their emergence on the English scene in the mid 90s, where their early demos caused a bidding war between record labels, followed swiftly by the Mercury Prize win for their debut album Bring It On (against such established heavyweights as Massive Attack, The Verve and Pulp), they have always been the ones to watch.

Fifteen years later the band are stronger than ever - they have exactly the same personnel and their latest album Whatever's On Your Mind has been hailed as the perfect amalgam of the 'lush pop of How We Operate with the free-form feel of early, beloved Gomez albums like Bring It On.'

To celebrate this milestone of fifteen years together, the band are embarking on a celebratory 'Quincenera' Tour. Meaning literally 'one who is fifteen' in Spanish, this tour gives fans the opportunity to help write the band's set list via online voting on . The Gomez sound has consistently defied easy categorization - blues, rock, folk, psychedelia and experimental being the more obvious ones - and their seventh studio album Whatever's On Your Mind is no exception. With the band's members all living in different countries, the album began life as a series of 'musical chain letters', where each member would submit their demos to an online hub, allowing the others to tinker about with them. Over fifty songs were eventually whittled down to a core of ten and a brief stint at a recording studio in Charlottesville, VA produced Whatever's On Your Mind.

Gomez are (as ever!): Ian Ball (vocals, guitar), Paul "Blackie" Blackburn (bass), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar)& Olly Peacock (drums, synth).


Tue 23rd Oct – Powerstation, Auckland
Wed 24th Oct – Opera House, Wellington

Presale tickets on sale Tue 17th July Sign up for presale tickets at

General tickets on sale Thurs 19th July from Ticketmaster & Real Groovy (AKL) & Ticketek (WGTN)

For all show & ticketing info go to


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