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.

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Music is Dead - Night TWO

In association with Halogen Audio and Ensign Design...

The Music Is Dead Launch Party is spread over two nights with eight of the country’s best rock bands at Auckland’s King’s Arms Tavern!

$4 from every ticket sold goes to KidsCan!
tickets $20 from

Night Two (Saturday 17) is headlined by the one and only Fire At Will! Fresh from shows up and down the country, Fire At Will’s singles ‘Move’, ‘Can’t Wait’ and ‘Rivers’ (from the debut album The Way Out) have seen generous airplay on The Rock FM with ‘Move’ garnering more than 10,000 streams on their Facebook page. Fire At Will are climbing the ranks of NZ rock royalty and will soon be one of the biggest bands in the country.

They're joined by:

Dead Beat Boys - Battle Of The Bands Auckland finalists and a straight up and down rock ’n’ roll band that are all about high energy, intense shows, with a dirty and aggressive sound. Their single ‘Robotronic’ was mastered by Villainy’s Dave Johnston.

Static Era - Two successful tours of the North Island, headline act for Music In Parks 2014, two EPs and five music videos (all released independently) and Static Era are only just getting started. Their new music video ‘Addicted To A Dream’ has garnered nearly 2,000 views in two months, their cover of ’Titanium’ has garnered 25,000 views on YouTube and they have a new EP on the horizon. Static Era are here to rip your face off.

Stitches - Have played shows alongside Ekko Park, Fire At Will and These Four Walls. Their debut EP Harder Times saw them dominate the country with a headline tour and as 2014 edges to a close we come ever closer to their as-yet-unnamed- debut album set for release in 2015. They’re one of the countries most energetic rock bands with a stomping sound and bone crushing riffs.

Earlier Event: January 17
Northern Musicians Club
Later Event: January 19
Monday Quiz Returns - Rebooted

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