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.

Battle Of The Bands - 1st Semi-final
Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - 1st Semi-final

This year, the national winning band will embark on the following year's STOKE TRAVEL ROLLING CIRCUS Tour of Europe (https://stoketravel.com/trips/stoke-rolling-circus/) in Aug/Sept 2018; allowing more time for the band to prepare, record and release their single and have the global radio promotion campaign from MUSIK and FILM (http://musikandfilm.com/) initiated prior to the Europe tour.

The full program of national dates can be seen here:
http://battleofthebands.co.nz/competition.php

https://www.facebook.com/NewZealandbattleofthebands/

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Battle Of The Bands - 2nd Semi-final
Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - 2nd Semi-final

This year, the national winning band will embark on the following year's STOKE TRAVEL ROLLING CIRCUS Tour of Europe (https://stoketravel.com/trips/stoke-rolling-circus/) in Aug/Sept 2018; allowing more time for the band to prepare, record and release their single and have the global radio promotion campaign from MUSIK and FILM (http://musikandfilm.com/) initiated prior to the Europe tour.

The full program of national dates can be seen here:
http://battleofthebands.co.nz/competition.php

https://www.facebook.com/NewZealandbattleofthebands/

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Anika Moa: In Swings The Tide - 10th Anniversary Tour
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Anika Moa: In Swings The Tide - 10th Anniversary Tour

The In Swings The Tide 10th Anniversary Tour concerts will feature Anika and her band performing the album In Swings The Tide in full, along with brand new music and her biggest hits, with dates scheduled for Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington. Anika’s producer and collaborator Jol Mulholland’s band Mulholland will be support act for all dates.

Tickets $43.60 from https://tickets.nztix.co.nz

 

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Arthur Ahbez
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Arthur Ahbez

Auckland acid-folk artist Arthur Ahbez is celebrating the release of his sophomore album Volume II on vinyl with shows across the country in October...

Arthur Ahbez and The Flaming Ahbez
Volume II Release Tour

Friday 6th October, Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh
Saturday 7th October, Eggcentric Café, Cooks Beach
Thursday 12th October, Christchurch, The Dark Room (Solo Show)
Friday 13th October, Mount Social Club, Mt Maunganui
Saturday 14th October, The Cabana, Napier
Saturday 21st October, Kings Arms, Auckland
Sunday 22nd October, Caroline, Wellington

Tickets from UTR and usual outlets

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Punky Reggae Party
Oct
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Punky Reggae Party

LAST EVER PUNKY REGGAE AT THE KINGS ARMS!!! Put your Dancing Shoes on and join us this coming Labour Weekend for an earful of fine rebel music, with live local bands and the debut outing of our new Earthtone HiFi Soundsystem...!!

Feat;
BANDS;
Surrey Boudit
Master Blaster
Markdown
The Mighty Herbsman

DEEJAYS;
(The Four O'clock Roadblock Crew)
Selecto,
Selectress,
Leodub,
Printor.
Dubhead,
Mikey Sampson,
Grassroots,
Rudie Bam Bam (Wellington!)

MC's Skin & Bone and the Mighty Jabsco

Kitchen open & Drink specials..
3pm - late (however long the energy lasts!)
$10 before 6pm, $20 after

Woop, see you there!!

Facebook Event

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Quiz Night
Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Battle Of The Bands - 3rd Semi-final
Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - 3rd Semi-final

This year, the national winning band will embark on the following year's STOKE TRAVEL ROLLING CIRCUS Tour of Europe (https://stoketravel.com/trips/stoke-rolling-circus/) in Aug/Sept 2018; allowing more time for the band to prepare, record and release their single and have the global radio promotion campaign from MUSIK and FILM (http://musikandfilm.com/) initiated prior to the Europe tour.

The full program of national dates can be seen here:
http://battleofthebands.co.nz/competition.php

https://www.facebook.com/NewZealandbattleofthebands/

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His Masters Voice - EP release
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

His Masters Voice - EP release

“His Masters Voice make quite an impression, like a blow from an iron fist in a velvet glove,
they're at once powerfully compelling and wilfully indulgent.
It's been said that they're ‘…everything you ever wanted in a love child of metal and dirty
blues…’ and they make quite a case for that statement. With a rhythm section that echo’s
Baker and Bruce as much as Ward and Butler, riffs seemingly birthed from Page and Iommi
jam sessions, and vocals that started as dark murmurs in the Mississippi Delta, His Masters
Voice are not a band you see or hear but a band you feel.”
- Riccardo Ball, Wrecking Ball Media

Woman will be released digitally on October 1st 2017 followed by the physical release on
compact disc on October 28 2017.

To accompany the digital and physical release of the new E.P. Woman, His Masters Voice –
The Devils Blues in association with B.V. Entertainment and Wrecking Ball Media, will be
hosting an E.P. release party at the Kings Arms Tavern, 59 France Street, Newton on
October 28th 2017.

Joining His Masters Voice – The Devils Blues will be Blood Buffalo and She Loves You.

Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz

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Quiz Night
Oct
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Quiz Night
Nov
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Quiz Night
Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Quiz Night
Nov
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Quiz Night
Nov
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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!!! (ChkChkChk)
Dec
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

!!! (ChkChkChk)

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) announce their return to New Zealand with two headline shows set for this December, in support of the release of their latest album Shake the Shudder. These two shows follow up the bands first appearance in New Zealand back in 2008.

Dec 12 - Kings Arms, Auckland
Dec 13 - San Fran, Wellington

Tickets from UTR, Slow Boat, RPM and Flying Out.

Regarded typically as a live band, !!! are something you have to experience in the flesh to truly comprehend.

facebook.com/chkchkchk

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Jan
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Four Years Strong - The Rise Or Die Trying Tour

Four Year Strong have announced that they will be taking Rise or Die Trying on the road to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the pre-sale beginning at 10am tomorrow, September 21. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.co.nz

Four Year Strong had this to say when they announced the first run of anniversary dates in the US:

"In 2007 we put out a record called Rise or Die Trying, starting us down a path that would lead us all over the world and drastically change our lives. With 2017 marking the 10-year anniversary, it's time to say thank you. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our young band, thank you to everyone who still goes crazy at shows when we play RODT songs, and thank you to a record that gave us these last 10 years.

“Over the next year we will be announcing Rise or Die Trying 10-year shows all over the world where we will be playing the record front to back.”

They kept true to that promise and will be touring the record on the back of their appearance at Australia’s UNIFY 18 festival and headline dates in January. The announcement also follows the release of their acoustic b-sides record Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Want via Pure Noise Records.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit www.livenation.co.nz.

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Quiz Night
Oct
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 6
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 6

This year's event will sadly be the last year at the KINGS ARM due it's pending closure in early 2018. Don't miss your last chance to play Battle of the Bands at the Kings Arms.

Register now at: www.battleofthebands.co.nz
(If your band is already registered from previous years, you don't need to register again, just log in and update your profile and send us a message to let us know you would like to compete in this year's competition)

This year, the national winning band will embark on the following year's STOKE TRAVEL ROLLING CIRCUS Tour of Europe (https://stoketravel.com/trips/stoke-rolling-circus/) in Aug/Sept 2018; allowing more time for the band to prepare, record and release their single and have the global radio promotion campaign from MUSIK and FILM (http://musikandfilm.com/) initiated prior to the Europe tour.

The full program of national dates can be seen here:
http://battleofthebands.co.nz/competition.php

https://www.facebook.com/NewZealandbattleofthebands/

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Quiz Night
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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510 Vape Day 2017
Oct
7
12:00pm12:00pm

510 Vape Day 2017

510 Vape Day Auckland is the ultimate day out for any already vaping enthusiast or vaping newbie ready to make take the step to a longer life. .

The country's leading vendors and experts are here to welcome and assist you with all your vaping needs.

We also have an array entertainment to keep you busy.

Get front row for our 1st class Vape competitions or better yet, register to enter and score a 1st class prize.

Special Guest Kingi Walters, New Zealands only Harley Davidson Stunt Rider!

TrippleFFF, our now most popular Vape Day DJ will be mixing tunes throughout the event whilst you chill out and enjoy a cold beverage in either The Lounge or Beer Garden.

Introductuing E-liquid Awards. Every company wants to know which e-liquid is the best on the market? Of course, E-liquid Awards helps you to decide this eternal question.

If you need to re-wick or drop a new build in during the show, head over to the build area, chill out and build away.

Get your hands on a load of Freebies in our give-aways and competitions. We always bring even more to the show than ever before.

Lets all get together to create the ultimate vape day!

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Nirvana & Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute bands!
Oct
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Nirvana & Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute bands!

With the same amount of distortion, screaming, drums and bass that made Nirvana one of the world’s biggest rock acts ‘Lounge Apes’ play Auckland's King's Arms Tavern with the hits such as ‘Lithium’, ‘Come as you are’, ‘Heart shaped box’ and of course ‘Smells like teen spirit’ plus many more from all Nirvana’s studio albums.

Joining Lounge Apes on the night are Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band ‘Funkadelic monks’ who will rock the crowd with their showmanship, energy and powers of funk! Come enjoy ‘Californication’, ‘Under the bridge’, ‘Can’t stop’ any many more memorable chili tracks!

On Friday the 6th of October 2017 Lounge Apes & Funkadelic monks are offering kiwi fans the chance to re-live some of the greatest songs to come out of the 90’s live and raw with their authentic tribute shows!

Doors open at 7:30pm

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Quiz Night
Oct
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Broken Windows and Day Glo Rocks
Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Broken Windows and Day Glo Rocks

In the Front Bar. FREE entry.

 

Day Glo Rocks is a brand new two-piece alt pop rock band from Auckland.

Broken Windows (another newish band) : Courting the folk/ rock/ pop genres with a dynamic range of sound, Broken Windows explores the overly examined themes surrounding sex and death.

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Quiz Night
Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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A Leg Up for Vinnie (fundraiser)
Sep
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

A Leg Up for Vinnie (fundraiser)

Many of you will know of musician Lyn (Vinnie) Buchanan.

Perhaps you won't know that Vinnie lost his left leg in February. A legendary drummer, he played with the very best in New Zealand and Australia.

Vinnie is doing well now but may not play again.

To help Vinnie a collection of the cream of New Zealand musicians, entertainers and his good friends will get together to play a fundraising concert In September.

All the funds from this concert will go to Vinnie

Featuring:
The Midge Marsden Band, The Remnants (of Hello Sailor with Rikki Morris) and Tom Sharplin, Jordan Luck, Hammond Gamble Band, The Bads, Crash Bang Project, John Kempt, Ted Clarke, The Gunsmiths, & Johnny Spacific
 

Doors from 2pm, $50 entry
or Pre sales from eventfinda $50 / $60 at the door if not sold out.

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Ge'ez Jive
Sep
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ge'ez Jive

Totally energetic, electrifying and exhilarating! Ge’ez Jive, a fun evening that guarantees a great night with the Ge’ez band performing for the last time at the band’s all time favourite venue, Kings Arms Tavern.

 

Prepare to hear and dance to your favourite classic, retro, pop and rock disco tunes from the 70’s and 80’s to the present. Bring your families and mates along and together let's make this one of the best nights to remember. Ge’ez Jive...live at the Kings Arms Tavern on 23 September 2017, Saturday at 7:30pm. Door opens at 6:30pm. Tickets $20.

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Quiz Night
Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Murderchord
Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Murderchord

In The Front Bar.

The Murderchord are back from Europe.....and it's Dave's birthday! So come join us for some crazy stuff involving, The Murderchord, w/Heather Bolton (from Acetones/venus and the winkwinks) , Dead Model, and The Lowest Fidelity

https://www.facebook.com/THELOWESTFIDELITY/
https://www.facebook.com/DeadModel666/
https://www.facebook.com/theMurd3rchord/

Doors from 8pm

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Quiz Night
Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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