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The Selecter Announce First Ever New Zealand Tour

The Selecter Announce First Ever New Zealand Tour

Friday 4th July, 2014 12:00PM

Two-tone legends The Selecter are heading to New Zealand for the first time to perform three shows in October. The ska outfit fronted by the dapper Pauline Black is coming to these shores ahead of a six-date tour of Australia to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their 1980 debut record Too Much Pressure. The Selecter is one of the few groups from the Two Tone era that is still making new albums, their latest offering was String Theory, which was released last year and keeps the band busy touring the globe. Here's the date for their New Zealand shows...

The Selecter New Zealand Tour

Thursday 9th October, Dux Live, Christchurch
Friday 10th October, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 11th October, The Studio, Auckland

Tickets will be on sale next Thursday here at UTR.

Here's The Selecter performing 'Three Minute Hero' in concert earlier this year..

And here's a live performance of 'Everyday' in London in 2002...


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TOO MUCH PRESSURE – 35th Anniversary Tour!

2-Tone Legends The Selecter will return to Australia this October on their Too Much Pressure 35th Anniversary Tour!

One of the most vital, visceral and important ska / 2-Tone acts ever, The Selecter are fronted by the female icon of the 2-Tone era, Pauline Black (cited as a prime influence by No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani) and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, The Selecter reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide that still rings true today.

The Selecter burst onto the ska scene in March 1979 with the self titled song on the flipside of The Specials Gangsters (the debut release on 2-Tone Records). They followed that in October with their own single, the skankin’classic On My Radio. And in February 1980 they released their classic debut album “Too Much Pressure” which spawned the timeless - ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’ and of course ‘Too Much Pressure’. It will be played IN FULL along with a special encore of all your favourites from their extensive back catalogue!

Pauline Black “We thought our 35th anniversary would be the perfect time to revisit our very first album Too Much Pressure and perform it in full…for the very first time! We can’t wait to get on the road to bring our message of multiculturalism from across 4 decades to venues up and down the land. See you there!” After hitting Australian shores in 2012 for the first time ever, the band have jumped at the chance to return to a country filled with 2-Tone lovers. They will kick things off with three shows in New Zealand, where they are venturing for the first time before playing every capital city in Oz. As anyone who came along last time knows this isn’t a band simply going through the motions – they still put every bit of energy they have into their shows and deliver the ska goodness!

"The pit and circle of sweaty dancers threatened to spin out of control." Coachella Review

“A joyous rude-boy revue from an act as slick and brash as their shiny silver suits.” GQ Magazine


Thursday 9th October – DuxLive – Christchurch NZ
Friday 10th October – Bodega – Wellington - NZ
Saturday 11th October – The Studio – Auckland NZ
Tuesday 14th October – Rosemount Hotel - Perth
Wednesday 15th October – The Gov - Adelaide
Thursday 16th October – The Zoo - Brisbane
Friday 17th October – The Factory Theatre - Sydney
Saturday 18th October – The HiFi - Melbourne
Saturday 19th October – The Caravan Club - Melbourne / /

‘The room exploded into a storm of skanking via flawlessly executed & engaging 2-Tone ska’ Tone Deaf


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Thu 9th Oct
Dux Live, Christchurch
Fri 10th Oct
Bodega, Wellington
Sat 11th Oct
The Studio, Auckland

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