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.

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

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.
 

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Quiz Night
Aug
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

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 Pinch and a Punch.
Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

A Pinch and a Punch.

Tony's Robot, Kent Mori, and more.
In The Front Bar.

 

You there!
Have you heard the news?
The Botz are at it again and by ‘at it’ we mean bringing bonafide value to your Friday night.

You heard it here first, we are celebrating our last gig of the year by throwing a dank as FREE gig for your listening pleasure.

Come get down with your pals from Tony’s Robot, the intimidatingly talented Kent Mori Guitar and more. It’s gunna be a time so don’t spend $10 on the door, have one on us and spend that hard earned tenner at the bar.
 

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Greenfuture
Sep
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Greenfuture

Musicians performing in support of The Green Party of Aotearoa - encouraging dancing, voting, clean, green, sustainable, energy, ideas and futures!! Celebrating & supporting artists and greens alike. If your not sure about you political preference come and have a conversation in an epicly toasty funky reggae atmosphere packed with 4 bands, 4 djs and special appearances from local MP and Candidates from The Green Party.

The Greenest lineup:
- Renowned Reggae band - Unity Pacific
- Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, R&B, Soul - Surrey Boudit
- Fresh classic Reggae outfit - The Mighty Herbsmen
- Kara Gordon’s Funk band - The Triptonites

Selectors:
- The Mighty Jabsco
- Dj Skin & Bone
- Grassroots
- Tobi Jafa

Speeches by:
- Julie Anne Genter
- Hayley Holt
- Golriz Ghahraman
- Nic Smith
- Chloe Swarbrick.

Tickets from : https://aaaticketing.co.nz

facebook.com/events/328117827611959/

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Quiz Night
Sep
5
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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Hawthorne Heights (USA)
Sep
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Hawthorne Heights (USA)

Hawthorne Heights, playing "The Silence In Black And White" and "If Only You Were Loney" in their entirety!

US Post-Hardcore pioneers, Hawthorne Heights hit New Zealand for their first ever show.

They will be playing their landmark first two albums, 2004’s The Silence in Black and White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely in full. Both of them!!

With huge hits such as Ohio Is For Lovers, Niki FM, Silver Bullet, Saying Sorry, Where Can I Stab Myself in the Ears? These two albums have been instrumental in shaping the sound of modern hardcore.

The albums feature the bands rhythm guitarist Casey Calvert who tragically passed away in 2007, but who’s memory and influence lives on in the songs.

Keyboards and upbeat melodies mixed with screaming backing vocals and big pop punk choruses, Hawthorne Height’s defined a genre!

TOUR DATE
Tuesday, September 5: Kings Arms, Auckland
Support from: Fire For Glory, and Mark Rose

TICKETS
www.undertheradar.co.nz - BUY --> https://goo.gl/BgKgCq
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www.theticketfairy.com - BUY

LINKS
www.facebook.com/HawthorneHeights

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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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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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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 1
Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 1

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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Sep
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

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)
Tom Sharplin

Doors from 3pm, $50 entry
or Pre sales from eventfinda $40

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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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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 2
Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 2

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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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 3
Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 3

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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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 4
Oct
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 4

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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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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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 5
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 5

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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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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Battle Of The Bands - Heat 7
Oct
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Battle Of The Bands - Heat 7

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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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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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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Quiz Night
Aug
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Auckland City Rockfest
Aug
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Auckland City Rockfest

Auckland City Rockfest - One stage, one night, 10 of NZ's finest rock bands.

EKKO PARK / SETTING FIRE TO STACEY / SILENCE THE CITY / WRITTEN BY WOLVES / ARMED IN ADVANCE / SKINNY HOBOS / DEAD FAVOURS / QUINN THE HUMAN / DEAD BEAT BOYS / CORIDIAN

Tickets from UTR and in store at Flying Out on Pitt Street.

Doors from 5pm.

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Quiz Night
Aug
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
Aug
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
Aug
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Rock The K.A - Sunday Sessions
Jul
30
1:30pm 1:30pm

Rock The K.A - Sunday Sessions

ROCK the KA - SUNDAY SESSIONS
Sunday 30th July
Sunday 27th August
Sunday 8th October

SUNDAY 30th JULY, from 1:30pm
Featuring:

- ANTI MATTER
https://www.facebook.com/theantimatterplan/

- CLASS PRESIDENT
https://www.facebook.com/class.pres/

- HOLLOW PUPPET
https://www.facebook.com/hpupp/

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

- NAUGHT FOR NOTHING
https://www.facebook.com/NaughtForNothing/

- NORMANS HILL

And more bands to be announced soon

Showcasing some of NZ's best up and coming live bands playing this legendary stage on Sunday afternoons and evenings. The Kings Arms Kitchen will be open serving great food.

Only $10 on the door

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

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80sX
Jul
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

80sX

The greatest hits of the 80s, performed live!

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

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Quiz Night
Jul
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Kirin J Callinan - Bravado Tour
Jul
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirin J Callinan - Bravado Tour

Australian treasure Kirin J Callinan returns to New Zealand to dazzle audiences in Auckland and Wellington this July.

Banished Music, 95bFM and UTR proudly present...

Kirin J Callinan - Bravado Tour

Thursday 20th July, Kings Arms, Auckland
Friday 21st July, San Fran, Wellington

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

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Quiz night
Jul
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
Jul
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Stripsearch: The Faith No More Experience
Jul
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Stripsearch: The Faith No More Experience

Introducing the Faith No More Experience: Stripsearch with their first Auckland gig playing all your FNM favourites from Epic, Caffeine, Ashes to Ashes, Ricochet, Last Cup of Sorrow and much more from across all the decades. Stripsearch brings the funk metal quality you would expect and an electrifying show to remember.

With local indie rock talent Meridian Vibe in support, fronted by vocalist/lead guitarist Kelly Lunow-Haldane, and driven by the powerful rhythm section that is bassist Harry Rush and drummer dave Gibson. Meridian Vibe are no strangers to Kings Arms and will be taking centre stage with their original, alternative rock inspired sound from 8.30pm.

$15 presales from eventfinda.co.nz
$20 door sales

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The Wedding Present
Jul
4
8:30pm 8:30pm

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).

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Quiz Night
Jul
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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