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Japandroids New Zealand Tour Announced

Japandroids New Zealand Tour Announced

Monday 15th April, 2013 10:00AM

Vancouver's Japandroids have been announced to tour New Zealand in September. The high energy punk-rock duo treated us to their renowned live show for the first time at Laneway Festival this year and have kept their promise to return - set to play three dates across the country.  The pair have been touring their latest album Celebration Rock released last year to critical acclaim - check out the clip for 'The House That Heaven Built' from the album below and here are the tour details...

Japandroids New Zealand Tour

Thursday 5th September - Refuel, Dunedin
Friday 6th September – Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 7th September - Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets on sale midday today from HERE at UTR, Real Groovy Records in Auckland and RPM in Wellington.

'The House That Heaven Built'...

Press Release:

Mystery Girl in association with Artist Voice, 95bFM, Radio One & Undertheradar is thrilled to announce…


DUNEDIN - Thursday 5th September - Refuel
WELLINGTON - Friday 6th September – Bodega
AUCKLAND - Saturday 7th September - Kings Arms

Tickets available midday Monday April 15th from / Real Groovy & RPM

Vancouver rock ‘n’ roll duo Japandroids return to New Zealand after playing a blistering set at this year’s Laneway Festival.

“The epic sing-alongs and constant flow of crowd-surfers was a lot of fun and suitably matched the rock and roll antics coming from King and drummer David Prowse, who played so hard throughout their last song that his drum kit ended up collapsing onto the stage floor.” - CoupdeMain

“Raucous rock'n'roll duo Japandroids were clearly in their element on stage. Their brand of volatile, fly-off-the-handle rock physically shook the Cactus Cat stage and threatened to overpower their beleaguered amps.” –

“Top marks to the Canadian rockers who played their absolute hearts out. It was loud, it was crazy, they were sweaty, they were exhausted. And the drummer drummed so hard at the end of the last song that his entire kit fell over. They promised to return to NZ, and we hope they do.” – (Top 10 moments)

The Vancouver two piece formed in 2006 and consists of Brian King (guitars, voclas) and David Prowse (guitars, vocals). After self-releasing two EPs 2007s’ All Lies and 2008s’ Lullaby Death Jams, Japandroids released their acclaimed debut album debut album Post Nothing in 2009. The boys then toured extensively, playing over 200 shows in more than 20 countries and in the midst of such a heavy touring schedule, the boys released a series of 7” singles throughout 2010, the same year Japandroids re-released their first two EPs as a compilation titled No Singles and their 2012 album Celebration Rock was listed as one of the best albums of 2012 on almost every music list.

“Here's a two-piece band with that rare ability to whip up an ear-splitting racket that's also melodic and hellishly reckless and fun, all in one. Canadians Brian King (guitars/vocals) and David Prowse (drums/vocals) have a shouty, sing-along punk rock approach, combined with a raw sonic rock 'n' roll ferocity (one of their major influences are 60s Seattle garage rockers the Sonics); then there's an old-fashioned, down-home rock charm that creeps in too, similar to New York band the Hold Steady.” – New Zealand Herald


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