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Pop Will Eat Itself Headed To New Zealand In September

Pop Will Eat Itself Headed To New Zealand In September

Monday 4th August, 2014 2:27PM

English industrial dance outfit Pop Will Eat Itself are headed to New Zealand in September for the first time in more than two decades. The group, who fashioned the "grebo" genre, became globally renowned for their sample-heavy electronic tunes during the 80s and early 90s such as 'Get The Girl! Kill The Baddies' and 'Can U Dig It?'.  PWEI or The Poppies as they're also known, will be visiting the country with a revamped line up for shows in Auckland and Wellington, here are the details...

Pop Will Eat Itself

Tuesday 9th September, Bodega, Wellington
Wednesday 10th September, Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR and usual outlets.

Take a trip down memory lane with the video for 1989 hit 'Wise Up Sucker?'...

And here's the video for 'Def Con One'...


Metropolis Touring and Tombowler proudly present
Pop Will Eat Itself are set to return to New Zealand for the first time in 20 years!!

POP WILL EAT ITSELF, aka PWEI, aka the Poppies stormed on to the late 80’s UK scene with their high energy, industrial tinged dance / rock anthems. They shared many a stage with such musical contemporaries as Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Jesus Jones, and The Wonder Stuff. However, it was their sample driven, biting social satire that set them apart from the others and they quickly gained a rabid worldwide following. Their relentless live shows and groundbreaking artwork also solidified their position as innovators.

During the late 80’s and early 90’s Australia & NZ were like second homes for the Poppies playing a stack of incredible shows that are still talked about to this day. Now in August and September 2014, the Poppies will be making their long overdue return to New Zealand for the first time in two decades!

After a years of going full tilt, the band racked up a gobsmackingly awesome musical legacy before running out of steam in 1996 when Clint Mansell called it quits to work on his award winning soundtrack career. All remained quiet on the Poppies front, bar a brief reunion in 2005 until 2011 when original member Graham Crabb, legendary vocalist Mary Byker (Gaye Bykers on Acid, Killing Joke Apollo 440, Pitchshifter), drumming powerhouse Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, Killing Joke) and Gary Numan’s guitarist Tim Muddiman fused an all new reinvigorated line up of the band we loved so much - POP WILL EAT ITSELF!

The line up will be giving some of the Poppies best known songs a huge workout on this tour including Everything’s Cool, Wise Up Sucker, Def Con One, Ich Bin Ein Auslander, Can U Dig It?, Dance Of The Mad Bastards, PWEIzation, R.S.V.P and many more.

If you were there last time, you know what to expect. If you weren’t you’re in for one of the best nights of the year and one that will be talked about for the next two decades!

Can U Dig It?

Tuesday, 9th September – Bodega – Wellington NZ
Wednesday, 10th September – Kings Arms – Auckland NZ

Strictly Limited VIP Meet & Greet Packages available for the Auckland show.

All tickets are $59 + bf via & venues


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