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Urge Overkill Announce Auckland Show

Urge Overkill Announce Auckland Show

Monday 14th November, 2011 12:56PM

Nineties indie-rock icons Urge Overkill have been announced to play Auckland next year. They reunited for the release of a new album this year titled 'Rock & Roll Submarine' which sees the Chicago natives head our way for one show next March.

Undertheradar, 95bFM, Volume & Plus 1 Present...

Urge Overkill
Tuesday 6th March, Kings Arms Tavern - Auckland (note venue change from The Powerstation).

Tickets on sale Nov 25th from Ticketmaster.

Here's the video for their hit cover of 'Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon' released in 1992 and featured on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack a few years later.

And here's 'Sister Havana' from their 1993 release Saturation.

Press Release:

Revered Chicago rockers Urge Overkill return to New Zealand in all their crushed velvet glory for a one-off show at the Powerstation in Auckland on March 6, 2012.

Urge Overkill return fully armed with a back-catalogue of solid gold nuggets like Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon, Sister Havana, Positive Bleeding, and new single Effigy.

Pre-sale tickets are available through from 9am Tuesday November 22, with general sale released on Friday November 25. The concert is proudly presented by Plus1, 95bFM and UnderTheRadar.

Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon became a worldwide smash when Quentin Tarantino used the Urge Overkill version in Pulp Fiction. That movie’s soundtrack became one of the most successful of all time, and Urge Overkill went on to sell 2.5m albums of their own.

Those still with a fully functioning rock ‘n roll memory recall Urge Overkill’s killer set at Auckland’s very first Big Day Out in 1994, alongside Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and The Breeders.

With Urge Overkill’s return, fans can look forward to witnessing the chemistry of original singer-guitarists/songwriters Nash Kato and Eddie “King” Roeser, performing with drummer Brian “Bon” Quast and bassist Mike “Hadji” Hogkiss.

The first Urge Overkill album was the Steve Albini-produced Jesus Urge Superstar in 1989. By the early 90’s, they were touring with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, before signing to Geffen Records, who released their beloved classic LP, Saturation.

This year’s acclaimed release Rock & Roll Submarine is their sixth album and the catalyst for their live return. It’s also the first since Exit The Dragon, which signaled their own self-imposed decade-long absence after rock ‘n roll misadventures had sapped the band's “joie de vive”.

Urge Overkill, Powerstation, Tuesday March 6. Tickets $65 + booking fee from and Real Groovy. Visit for full concert details.


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