The first wave of British punk was a bust. Sid was dead and the Pistols signed Ronnie Biggs as their new singer, The Clash were adopting rock star poses, the Damned wanted to be goths, and the Buzzcock’s Pete Shelley bought a synthesizer.
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Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Proudly Present
Performing their classic albums STATIC AGE and EARTH AD plus other classics.
From hell they came… in April 1977 at the dawn of the punk movement, THE MISFITS were born. They wound up making history and creating a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. 30 years on THE MISFITS are generating more interest than ever before.
To celebrate this significant tombstone, THE MISFITS are going to fill your Christmas stockings with ghoulish delight because December’s exclusive Australia/ New Zealand tour will feature STATIC AGE and EARTH AD in full.
Bands across the ages have paid tribute to THE MISFITS including Guns ʻn Roses, My Chemical Romance, Prong, NOFX, Cradle Of Filth, Sick of It All and Metallica who covered no less than three MISFITS songs on “Garage Days Revisited”. The iconic “Fiend Skull”, which was once crudely painted on their equipment, leather jackets and everything they could get their hands on, has since become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.
STATIC AGE features the band’s earliest work including all time classics such as ‘Attitude’, ‘We Are 138’ and ‘Last Caress’. Their second album EARTH AD features “Die Die My Darling”, “Green Hell” and “Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight”. But if that’s not enough raw meat to gorge yourself upon, you can bet you’ll be well satisfied with THE MISFITS Christmas cheer of “Astro Zombies”, “Hybrid Moments”, “Where Eagles Dare” and “Skulls”.
“When fans come to a Misfits show, they get a band who gets up there and gives them all they’ve got. We give them the real thing – that’s how we’ve always done it. At a show, everyone’s just part of the band, there’s no them and us – we’re all us.” Jerry Only – THE MISFITS
THE MISFITS have been preserved on determination bound by unequaled loyalty to their fans and the sheer will to survive. The ferocity and melody that has made THE MISFITS omnipresent and immortal sees the band continue to sell out shows and draw thousands of fans night after night around the globe.
So come on out Fiends – All hell will break loose when the kings of horror-rock drag humanity by the throat into a world of darkness filled with ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night. Move over Saint Nick, because when THE MISFITS are in town every day is Halloween!
THE MISFITS Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates December 2015
Thurs 3rd Christchurch – Allen St
Fri 4th Wellington – Bar Bodega
Sat 5th Auckland – The Studio
Wed 9th Brisbane –Triffid
Thurs 10th Adelaide – The Gov
Fri 11th Melbourne – Max Watts
Sat 12th Sydney –Manning Bar
Sun 13th Perth –Rosemount
Tickets on Sale 27th July @ 9:00am via
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80’s / early 90’s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!
For the first time since 2008, Bach will be returning to Australian shores as well as his very first headlining shows ever in New Zealand in September 2015!
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Brace yourself for full on METAL assault when HELLYEAH return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ this coming August! – This will be their first tour of NZ since 2007 too!!
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Following an incredibly successful first tour of Australia in August 2014, Anathema are set to return in October 2015 for a series of acoustic concerts. On this second trip Down Under, Anathema will also perform in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth for the first time ever!
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The Dead Daisies have arrived back in Australia, with one of their first stops being The Morning Show on 7, where they performed an acoustic rock version of “Angel In Your Eyes”.
Click here to view The Dead Daisies acoustic performance of Angel In Your Eyes on The Morning Show
Contemporary classic rockers, The Dead Daisies, are set to hit the road again and do a number of huge shows across Australia and New Zealand in November and December, along with releasing a second single, “Angel In Your Eyes”, from their Face I Love EP.
Continue reading The Dead Daisies announce Australia & NZ tour – November/December 2014
Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide’s Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent programme, as special guest to premier ambient / noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand.
The 2015 tour follows the release of Tied To A Star, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011’s debut Several Shades Of Why left off.
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Get ready Australia and New Zealand because the most anticipated rock tour of the summer has just been confirmed! Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that rock superstars Foo Fighters will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015 for their biggest shows ever, with very special guests Rise Against.
Last in Australia and New Zealand in 2011 for a massive run of sold out stadium dates, the Foo Fighters treated their fans to the next level of rock and roll awesomeness.
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Sydney’s masked producer Golden Features has announced his debut headline tour for late 2014. Spanning three countries over November and December this year, these shows will reveal a new dimension to Golden Features’ signature brand of dark, cajoling electronica; an incendiary visual showpiece which joins the dots between his aesthetic and identity as a musician, performer and visual artist.
Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.
The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015. Idol’s band includes long-time collaborator and lead-guitarist Steve Stevens.
Billy Idol’s tour announcement coincides with a flurry of new Idol projects that have fans around the globe in a heightened state of excitement!
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