The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

Quiz Night
May
2
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Under The Southern Cross: ANZAC Metal Fest
May
5
May 6

Under The Southern Cross: ANZAC Metal Fest

Chaos NZ Promotions and Stigmata productions presents
Under The Southern Cross VIII - Anzac Metal Alliance

For updates visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/379296385768361/

For the second year running the annual Metal Festival "Under The Southern Cross" returns to Auckland,where the Kings Arms will erupt on the 5th of May.A select few will cross the Tasman to annihilate on New Zealand soil. We have assembled a New Zealand battalion to stand with our Australian brothers as allies in the true ANZAC spirit.

Kings Arms
5th May
Entry Price TBC

Australian Battalion
Truth Corroded - www.truthcorroded.com
Rise of Avernus - https://www.facebook.com/riseofavernus/
Eternal Rest - https://www.facebook.com/eternalrestofficial/

New Zealand Battalion
Perditionist www.facebook.com/perditionist
Inside Arkham
Silent Torture www.facebook.com/pg/SilentTorture

 

Friends Of Brazier
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Friends Of Brazier

This is the official launch of Graham Brazier's last album ever made for fans and purchasers of the CD, "Left Turn at Midnight. Alan Jansson, the producer of the album, will be introducing some of the key tracks and giving us the story behind each track and insights into the music. Once we have introduced the new album, we will then invite friends and NZ Artists to perform Graham's songs live on stage and you never know just who will be performing on the day, many of Graham's past band mates and friends in other bands from across the music spectrum of NZ music. This is a celebration of Graham's music past and new and a kick start of the new album. It's also a celebration of New Zealand music in general.

We have the original Hello Sailor line up performing along with New Zealand's Rock Royalty. Switching swapping, jamming and celebrating Graham's legacy.

This is the perfect start to New Zealand Music Month of May with a gig unlikely to be matched for years to come. You don't want to miss this one.

Tix: Eventfinda

 

Quiz Night
May
9
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

The Chills
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Chills

Banished Music, Radio Hauraki and Undertheradar.co.nz present

The Chills Vigorous and Far-reaching New Zealand tour
With support from Anthonie Tonnon


Tickets from UTR.co.nz

Quiz Night
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

The Bats
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

The Bats

The Bats - The Deep Set Album Release Tour

Saturday 25th March, Nga Maara Hall, Dunedin
Thursday 18th May, Meow, Wellington
Friday 19th May, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Saturday 20th May, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

Tickets available from UTR and in store at Flying Out (AKL), Slow Boat and RPM (WTN) and Relics Music (DUN).

Quiz Night
May
23
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Quiz Night
May
30
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Ska Save The Queen II
Jun
3
6:30 pm18:30

Ska Save The Queen II

Details

It's a long weekend so lets get royally rude with a massive ska lineup at the legendary Kings Arms Tavern. Last year's event was a huge success and this year is shaping up to be an amazing night.

Featuring live bands:
SURREY BOUDIT
ROOFDOG
THE MIGHTY HERBSMEN
NIGHT GAUNTS

Plus top ranking selectors:
DJ SKIN & BONE
The MIGHTY JABSCO

**Doors at 6:30pm**
*$10 before 7:30pm / $15 after*

The Hard Ons
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

The Hard Ons

Lowtide Rocks & Rockaway Beach present:

The Hard-Ons!! 

Friday 23rd June, Kings Arms, Auckland
with Illicit Wah-Wahz, Fire Shark and The Dirty Sweets

Tickets $30+BF from Undertheradar.co.nz and Flying Out (Auckland) 
 

Dragonforce
Jul
1
7:30 pm19:30

Dragonforce

Presented by Valhalla Touring and Destroy All Lines. 
Tickets from UTR, Slow Boat, RPM and Valhalla Touring. 

DRAGONFORCE’s brand new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ drops on May 19 and Kiwis will be amongst the first in the world to hear it. 

The Wedding Present
Jul
4
8:30 pm20:30

The Wedding Present

Lost And Lonesome presents

THE WEDDING PRESENT
+ special guests Avoid Avoid and Ancient Tapes
The Kings Arms
Tuesday, July 4
Tix $40 + bf at undertheradar.co.nz

Legendary British post-punk/indie band The Wedding Present return to New Zealand on the back of their ninth studio album Going, Going…

On this tour, The Wedding Present will be performing songs from throughout their career.


Tickets from UTR, Flying Out (Auckland), Slow Boat and RPM (Wellington) and Relics (Dunedin).

Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Tribal State: Back to the future

Tribal is back!! Showcasing their new exciting show called Back to the future which merges the old and the new sounds that have never been heard before.

Doors from 8pm, $20.

80sX
Jul
29
8:00 pm20:00

80sX

 

The greatest hits of the 80s, performed live!

80sX take the greatest new wave, new romantic and synth pop hits and recreate the magic and sounds of the 80's with brilliant musicianship and high energy vocals.

Delivering chart-toppers from the decade that brought you big hair, big phones and incredible songs. 80sX play smash hits from bands like Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Madonna, INXS, Simple Minds and many more...

Get set to re-live the 1980's but without all the embarrassing stuff. All the fun you can handle in one night...80sX.

Tickets from dashtickets.co.nz

Northlane, w/ In Hearts Wake
Aug
26
8:00 pm20:00

Northlane, w/ In Hearts Wake

Just weeks after the surprise release of their masterful fourth studio albumMesmer, Australian metalcore luminaries NORTHLANE announce their return to New Zealand this August for two dates with their label cohorts IN HEARTS WAKE.

Tickets go on sale at midday Monday, April 10.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.co.nz.
 


Deep Purple Tribute Show
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Deep Purple Tribute Show

Tony Painting & the Power with Leon Ruwhiu on vocals pays tribute to the glorious music of Deep Purple.

Two and a half hours of classic songs from their iconic albums. Shades of Deep Purple, In Rock, Machine Head, Fireball, Who do we thing we are, Made in Japan, Burn, Stormbringer, Perfect Strangers.

Tickets $25 from eventfinda.co.nz / $30 on the door.

Quiz Night
Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Quiz Night
Apr
18
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

Quinn The Human & friends

With Mystery Liquid, Mudshark, Anti Matter, & Aimee Chrysler

Doors from 6pm

PLEASE NOTE: Bar closes at Midnight due to Easter Trading restrictions.

Apr
13
8:00 pm20:00

Rock The K.A

ROCK THE K.A returns at the Kings Arms. 

Thursday 30th March and Easter Thursday, 13th April:

showcasing some of NZ's best up and coming live bands playing this legendary stage.

Featuring:

- ANIMALHEAD
https://www.facebook.com/animalheadnz/
- ANTI MATTER
https://www.facebook.com/theantimatterplan
- APOLLO STEAMTRAIN
http://www.apollosteamtrain.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ApolloSteamTrain/ 
- CROOKED ROYALS
https://www.facebook.com/CrookedRoyalsNZ
- HOLLOW PUPPET
https://www.facebook.com/hpupp/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/hpuppet
- SAINTS OF TABOO

Only $10 on the door

* PLEASE NOTE: Bar closes at Midnight due to Easter Trading restrictions.

Quiz Night
Apr
11
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Quiz Night
Apr
4
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Windhand & Cough
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Windhand & Cough

LIFE IS NOISE is excited to announce that two powerhouses of American doom metal—Windhand and their spiritual kin Cough—will be heading to our shores in 2017.

These label-mates from Virginia will be melting minds at select venues throughout Australia and New Zealand as part of a massive doom double-header in March and April.

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, Oztix, and undertheradar.co.nz for NZ shows.

Support bands are Bloodnut, and Greenfog.

Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Rock The K.A

ROCK THE K.A returns at the Kings Arms. 

Thursday 30th March and Easter Thursday, 13th April:

showcasing some of NZ's best up and coming live bands playing this legendary stage.

Featuring:

- HOLLOW PUPPET
https://www.facebook.com/hpupp/?fref=ts
https://soundcloud.com/hpuppet

- CROOKED ROYALS https://www.facebook.com/CrookedRoyalsNZ

- FUSER
http://fuser.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/fuserband/

- UNDERGRADS
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialUndergrads/

- MICKY AND THE SEUSS
https://www.facebook.com/theseussnz/

- THE DOLLA LAMA

Only $10 on the door

If your band is keen to play, email admin@battleofthebands.co.nz

Quiz Night
Mar
28
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

Quiz Night
Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

80's X presents: 80's Rewind
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

80's X presents: 80's Rewind

80sX Presents 80's REWIND:

 

80sX take the greatest new wave, new romantic and synth pop hits and recreate the magic and sounds of the 80's with brilliant musicianship and high energy vocals..

Delivering chart-toppers from the decade that brought you big hair, big phones and incredible songs. 80sX play smash hits from bands like Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Madonna, Eurythmics and many more...

Get set to re-live the 1980's but without all the embarrassing stuff. All the fun you can handle in one night...80sX.

Tickets: https://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/307vfyzgm

Quiz Night
Mar
14
7:30 pm19:30

Quiz Night

In the Front Bar. Register from 7pm.
Bar tabs and bragging rights to be won! The kitchen is open for dinner, so come in early to get your order in before the specials run out.

Kick off is at 7.30pm, with your host Brendan.

I Am Giant - "Dead Flower" single release party
Mar
9
8:00 pm20:00

I Am Giant - "Dead Flower" single release party

To celebrate the release of the new single and video, I Am Giant are throwing a Single Release Party in Auckland on March 9th at the Kings Arm. The band will be performing a range of new songs as well as their hits.

Shelton Woolright says ‘We have been working hard on the new album and can’t wait to perform some of the new songs for our NZ fans in March’.

Tickets from nztix.co.nz

 

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