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Bad Manners Announce New Zealand Tour

Bad Manners Announce New Zealand Tour

Tuesday 27th January, 2015 9:30AM

English ska outfit Bad Manners is returning to New Zealand for three shows in May. The group, which is led by dynamic frontman Buster Bloodvessel, was last in the country in 2011 for a one-off Auckland show. This upcoming tour will see the rude boys go a bit deeper, having booked shows in Wellington and Christchurch. Here are the details...

Bad Manners New Zealand Tour

Friday 29th May, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 30th May, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sunday 31st May, Dux Live, Christchurch

Tickets on sale Thurs 29th Jan from  HERE at UTR, Real Groovy, RPM and Slow Boat.

Watch Buster in action performing 'Lip Up Fatty'...



“It’s a school-outing that’s never stopped for us.” - Buster Bloodvessel

“Every Bad Manners song is a classic and the set is non-stop fun.” - Brighton Source

“From start to finish, the show is full of almost obnoxious amounts of energy.” –

Metropolis Touring and Tombowler Entertainment, the touring companies who brought ska-giants, The English Beat and The Selecter to Australia are excited to announce that the ultimate good time band BAD MANNERS are returning to Australia & New Zealand in May/June 2015.

Featuring the larger-than-life frontman Buster Bloodvessel (a man once dubbed the anti-christ of etiquette), he and the merry men of BAD MANNERS are set to return with their boundless energy and bouncy ska sounds.

Formed in 1976 in North London, by 1980 BAD MANNERS had refined their sound to incorporate the multi-cultural layers of Ska and 2-Tone. A product of Thatcher’s Britain in the 80’s where everybody was glum – BAD MANNERS brought an antidote to the masses with joyful ska tunes, with a big, big sound. These back street weirdos were sillier than The Specials and madder than Madness - BAD MANNERS have always been notorious for their on-stage party atmosphere and their devilishly memorable frontman Buster Bloodvessel's large girth, bald head and outlandishly long tongue.

Their unique live show and a whole load of brazen irreverence makes BAD MANNERS unlike any other ska band on the touring circuit. What sets them apart is their reputation to throw one of the best ska parties around, with a set list full of all their Biggest Hits – Lip Up Fatty, Walking in the Sunshine, Lorraine, Special Brew, Just A Feeling, Skinhead Love Affair, Inner London Violence and of course the ultimate knees up Can Can.

As Buster himself says, “We started in ‘76 and we’ve never stopped. We’ve always played live shows everywhere. We’ve always recorded. We have good fun.”

Photo credit: Philipp Lindenau


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Fri 29th May
Bodega, Wellington
Sat 30th May
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sun 31st May
Dux Live, Christchurch