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La Dispute Return with Balance and Composure For Two New Zealand Shows

La Dispute Return with Balance and Composure For Two New Zealand Shows

Friday 14th February, 2014 11:09AM

Michigan post-hardcore band La Dispute have announced their return for two New Zealand shows in June with compatriots, alt-rockers Balance and Composure. Both bands are touring brand new records with La Dispute scheduled to release their third album Rooms Of A House next month and Balance and Composure having released their second album The Things We Think We're Missing late last year.  La Dispute first toured New Zealand in 2011.

Find new clips from both bands below and here are the tour details....

La Dispute with Balance and Composure

Saturday 21st June, Ellen Melville Hall, Auckland
Sunday 22nd June, Zeal, Wellington (matinee)

Both shows are all ages and tickets are available now from HERE at UTR and in store at Real Groovy in Auckland and RPM or Slow Boat in Wellington.

Here's a brand new video featuring 'For Mayor in Splitsville' from their new album...

And here's one from Balance and Composure's latest record...

Press Release:


Not many people make art for the sake of art anymore. In an age of dwindling attention spans and pop songs based on samples of what came before them, we need bands like La Dispute more than ever—and their third full-length Rooms Of The House is evidence of why.

The band—which features vocalist Jordan Dreyer, guitarists Kevin Whittemore and Chad Morgan-Sterenberg, bassist Adam Vass and drummer Brad Vander Lugt—began work on Rooms Of The House in April of 2013 by renting a cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “The area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,” Vass explains. “It was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.”

Rooms of the House was recorded and mixed by Will Yip at Studio 4 in Philadelphia, produced by Yip and La Dispute, and mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar.

Born with a greater intention than to simply release La Dispute's own records, the band explains that their new label as an outlet for creative expression, and as a way for both themselves and other artists to work together and give back to their respective communities. The label will operate in multiple forms of media; incorporating written, musical, and visual content, hoping to encourage collaboration between a variety of artists who are looking to impact their communities by supporting structures and organizations which are already making significant positive changes.

To support the release of Rooms of the House, the band will be touring New Zealand this June. Joining La Dispute on all dates will be friends Balance And Composure.

Saturday June 21 – Auckland, Ellen Melville Hall. All Ages.
Sunday June 22 – Wellington, Zeal. Matinee, All Ages.

Tickets Available Now From


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