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The English Beat Announce New Zealand Tour

The English Beat Announce New Zealand Tour

Friday 29th November, 2013 9:03AM

The English Beat have announced their return to New Zealand in May next year. The ska originals, also known as The Beat, made their first ever appearance here last year, selling out their one-off Auckland show. If you missed that, here's your second chance and even better, the band are taking on more of the country this time round. Here are the tour details followed by the tour trailer...

The English Beat 2014 New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 28 May, Dux Live, Christchurch
Thursday 29 May, Sammys, Dunedin
Friday 30 May, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 31 May, The Studio, Auckland

Tickets will be available next Thursday (5th Decmeber) from HERE at UTR.

Press Release:

Due to the overwhelming success of their first ever tour of Australia in 2012, ska forefathers, THE ENGLISH BEAT lead by Dave Wakeling and his all-star posse, are coming back for a repeat skanking session next May!

Hitting up not only Auckland, but also treating fans in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin to a swinging show this time around!

Charging onto the scene as ‘the hottest thing since the Pennsylvania meltdown’ in 1979, Birmingham’s Ska Kings sustained an equally explosive career, spearheading the British Ska movement alongside influential acts like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and The Selecter. Their sound is a cosmic blend of ska, punk and reggae. Hypnotic, rhythmic and danceable while remaining politically aware and socially active.

“the energy of punk and the groove of dub in a three minute single” - The English Beat

The current US-based incarnation boasts a setlist jam packed with fan favourites – Mirror In the Bathroom, Save It For Later, Too Nice to Talk To, Stand Down Margaret, Hands Off She’s Mine, I Confess and their 2Tone Records debut, a skankin’ cover of Smokey Robinson’s classic, Tears Of A Clown to name a few! Plus NZ Top 10 hit, I’ll Take You There If last visit’s Sold Out show at the Powerstation in Auckland is anything to go by, there is no need to think twice – tickets will go fast, because The English Beat is very much alive, kicking and more infectious than ever!!

"Dave Wakeling and his posse doled out the sweetness and ska everyone had come for." Tone Deaf


Wednesday, 28 May – DuxLive, Christchurch
Thursday, 29 May – Sammys, Dunedin
Friday, 30 May – Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 31 May – The Studio, Auckland

Tickets only $59 + bf available from Tickets on sale Thursday, 5 December

Photo credit: E. Iglesias


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