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Sebadoh Announce New Zealand Tour

Sebadoh Announce New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 29th January, 2014 8:32AM

Indie-rock legends Sebadoh have announced a nationwide tour of New Zealand in March. Led by Lou Barlow, also of Dinosaur Jr fame of course, the band emerged in the late 80s going on to release a number of notable records through the 90s which they followed up with a brand new release last year. Titled Defend Yourself, the new album was released via Domino last September and sees the iconic band return to New Zealand for the first time in nearly two decades. Here are the tour details....

Undertheradar proudly presents...


Thursday 27th March, Bodega, Wellington
Friday 28th March, Churchills, Christchurch
Saturday 29th March, Kings Arms, Auckland
Sunday 30th March, Chick's Hotel, Dunedin
Monday 31st March, Chick's Hotel, Dunedin

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR and in-store at Real Groovy (Auckland), RPM and Slow Boat (Wellington) and Cosmic (Christchurch and Dunedin).

Here's a recent clip from their new album Defend Yourself...

And here are a couple of classics from Harmacy (1996)


'I Will Wait'

Press Release:

Sebadoh (US) to play five New Zealand shows March 27-31 Lou Barlow & his Sebadoh bandmates confirmed for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin

US indie kingpins Sebadoh return to New Zealand in March for the first time in 19 years to thrill lo-fi and indie fans in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. One year after an unforgettable Dinosaur Jr show at the Powerstation, Lou Barlow is back, this time with his fellow Sebadoh co-consipirators Jason Lowenstein and Bob D’Amico.

Sebadoh’s New Zealand concert dates are:
Bodega, Wellington, Thursday March 27
Churchills, Christchurch, Friday March 28
Kings Arms, Auckland, Saturday March 29
Chicks Hotel, Dunedin, Sunday March 30 and Monday March 31

Tickets are available now (Jan 29th) from, Slow Boat and RPM (Wellington), Comic (Christchurch and Dunedin) and Real Groovy (Auckland).

The tour is proudly presented by 95bFM, Undertheradar and

Sebadoh fans can look forward to a mix of tracks across their career, from classic albums like Bakesale and Harmacy right through to last year’s acclaimed release Defend Yourself (Domino/EMI) – their first new studio album in some fourteen years. The new album debuted at No. 1 in the US on the "New Alternative Artists" Billboard chart.

Sebadoh’s return to New Zealand comes 19 years after their last Kiwi tour, which included a Powerstation concert (July 1995) with Garageband and Drill, and Warners in Christchurch with Brother Love.

Sebadoh are now viewed as one of the most important indie bands from 1990s to today, with several of their records viewed as seminal alongside the likes of Pavement, Guided By Voices, and Superchunk.

Formed in 1986 in Westfield, Massachusetts, Sebadoh put their own compelling stamp on low-fi indie rock, highlighted in early releases like 1990's Weed Forestin’ and 1991’s Sebadoh III.


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Thu 27th Mar
Bodega, Wellington
Fri 28th Mar
Churchills, Christchurch
Sat 29th Mar
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sun 30th Mar
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers
Mon 31st Mar
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers

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