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The Puddle Add Shows To July Tour - Tickets On Sale Now

The Puddle Add Shows To July Tour - Tickets On Sale Now

Monday 29th June, 2009 12:00PM

Earlier this month we announced that The Puddle would be touring the country in July for the first time in almost ten years - supporting  their latest album,  The Shakespeare Monkey and celebrating 25 years of "continuing existence".  They have since added two new shows to the tour (bolded):

Sun 5 July - Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers (early gig 8 – 11)
Thu 9 July - Wunderbar, Lyttelton (with Green Eyed Owl)
Fri 10 July - Frank's Cafe, Greymouth (with Rex Bourke & the Aways)
Fri 17 July - Aunt Daisy's Boathouse, Titahi Bay
Sat 18 July - Happy, Wellington (with Marineville)
Thu 23 July - Bacco Room, Auckland (Puddle on at 9:20)
Fri 24 July - Ward Lane, Hamilton (with The Hollow Grinders)
Sat 25 July – Dogs Bollix, Auckland (with The Hollow Grinders)

Tickets for all North Island shows are on sale now through UTR - you can secure yours here.

Here's the original press release if you missed it the first time:

Former Flying Nun Records outsider psych-pop legends The Puddle are undertaking their first NZ tour since the early 1990s in July.

The Puddle celebrate 25 years of continual existence this year. Formed in Dunedin by George D. Henderson in 1984, The Puddle released an EP (Pop Lib), a live album (Live at the Teddy Bear Club), a studio album (Into the Moon) and a 7" single (Thursday) on Flying Nun between 1986 and 1993…. all long since deleted and rarer than radium now.

An album recorded in 1993 and thought by George to be so good it would release itself (Songs for Emily Valentine) yielded the bNet hit "Southern Man" appearing on the 1993 bFM "Louder" compilation and a 7” single “Power of Love” on French label Acetone, before the album was eventually released on Powertool Records in 2005.

But this tour isn’t a nostalgia trip. The Puddle have recently released two new critically-acclaimed underground albums - "No Love - No Hate" (2006) and "The Shakespeare Monkey" (2009) – on Dunedin label Fishrider Records. Their irregular live performances over the past decade have focused on current and future material rather than playing the greatest hits they never had. That said, there will always be a selection of songs from their bewildered past.

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The Puddle
Sun 5th Jul
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers
The Puddle
Thu 9th Jul
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
The Puddle
Fri 10th Jul
Franks, Greymouth
The Puddle - Canceled
Fri 17th Jul
Aunt Daisy's Boathouse, Porirua
The Puddle
Sat 18th Jul
Happy, Wellington
The Puddle
Thu 23rd Jul
Bacco Room, Auckland
The Puddle
Fri 24th Jul
Ward Lane, Hamilton
The Puddle
Sat 25th Jul
The Dog's Bollix, Auckland