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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Lydia Lunch - Retrovirus tour

Lydia Lunch Retrovirus NZ Tour

Wed 5 August - Kings Arms, Auckland w/ Civil Union
Thurs 6 August - Bodega, Wellington w/ special guests

Without a doubt one of alternative cultures most important figures, Lydia Lunch has chewed up and spat out more than most of us have ever dared to chew. A singer, speaker, poet, writer, actress and icon, Lydia has worked with every iconic name under the sun, from Brian Eno to Nick Cave, Sonic Youth to Richard Kern.

Now, Lydia is coming to New Zealand with her latest incarnation: Retrovirus! Retrovirus is a fierce super combo, comprised of Lydia Lunch, Bob Bert, Weasel Walter and Tim Dahl. Expect danger.

Tickets $45 +BF from

Earlier Event: August 5
K.A Darts Club
Later Event: August 6
CANCELLED - Open Mic For Weirdos

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