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The Drones' Mike Noga Announces New Zealand Tour

The Drones' Mike Noga Announces New Zealand Tour

Monday 29th October, 2012 9:55AM

Mike Noga, drummer of legendary Australian band The Drones, has announced two debut solo shows in January. Touring his acclaimed solo album The Balladeer Hunter which was released last year, Noga will play two intimate shows in Auckland and Wellington and will also be opening for Band of Horses in both cities.

Mike Noga New Zealand Tour

Monday 14th January, The Burgundy Room (Bodega), Wellington
Tuesday 15th January, Wellington Town Hall (with Band of Horses)
Wednesday 16th January, Auckland Town Hall (with Band of Horses)
Thursday 18th January, The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Tickets for headline solo shows on sale now from HERE at Undertheradar.

Here are a couple of tracks from Noga's latest album...

Piss On A Butterfly by Mike Noga

M'Belle by Mike Noga

Press Release:

MIKE NOGA (The Drones, AUS) - DEBUT NZ TOUR - JAN 2013

The Burgundy Room (Bodega), Wellington - Jan 14th
Wellington Town Hall (with Band of Horses) - Jan 15th
Auckland Town Hall (with Band of Horses) - Jan 16th
The Wine Cellar, Auckland - Jan 17th

Whether it's drumming for Australia's most critically acclaimed band The Drones, fronting his own outfit The Gentlemen of Fortune or releasing solo albums such as 2011's much lauded "The Balladeer Hunter", Mike Noga has carved a huge name for himself in the Australian music scene. From the lyrical and sonic assault of three time nominated and one time winners of the Australian Music Prize, The Drones, to the stripped back folk-rock of his solo efforts, Noga is one of the most in demand musicians in Australia.

2012 was spent touring the world behind his acclaimed solo album, including a 20 date European jaunt opening for USA's Band of Horses, as well as Australian tours with Okkervil River and Mark Lanegan, and now, for the first time, Noga makes his way across Tasman for two shows supporting his dear friends, North Carolina's Band of Horses once again, as well as performing his own one off, intimate side-shows.

With critics declaring The Balladeer Hunter “an Australian classic” and Noga "one of Australia's most talented new singer-songwriters... a new Paul Kelly or Tim Rogers”, for his first visit to New Zealand Noga will present the album in solo mode - with just his guitar, his harmonica and his voice. 'The Balladeer Hunter' is a modern day mix of folk ballads and slap-in-the-face, venom-filled rockers that wreak of early Springsteen, 70s Dylan, the relentless pummellng of Suicide back to back with the secret whisper of Leonard Cohen. Don't miss out on these special shows!

Tickets on sale now at -


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