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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Violent Soho



Just announced to play Laneway Festival 2016, Violent Soho are heading to Auckland ahead of the festival for a one off show October 30 at the Kings Arms! Itll be the bands first ever headline show on our fair shores, something thats long overdue.

Adept at turning tales of suburban ennui into raucous rock songs, Violent Soho are the Australian answer to the revered alt-rock Seattle sound that dominated basements, garages and mixtapes in the 90s. The longstanding four-piece have an impressive history: they’ve toured internationally and scored massive support slots for bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill; and they sold out every date of their last (extensive) Australian headline tour on the back of their album Hungry Ghost. Hungry Ghost hit the Aussie album charts at #6 with certified Gold sales (35,000+ sales).
They’re currently in the studio working on the much anticipated follow-up to Hungry Ghost, and this week teased fans with the date 8 October 2015; indicating we should expect some more news from Violent Soho soon.


Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 30th from Under The Radar, Flying Out and Real Groovy.

Earlier Event: October 28
K.A. Darts Club
Later Event: October 31
Triumph Owners Club Poker Run

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