Out on the tar sealed and gravelly roads this April and May, legendary Dunedin pop group The Chills have announced their embarkation on a vigorous and far-reaching New Zealand tour.
Stopping in major musical centres Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as key outreaches such as Whanganui, Paekakariki, Queenstown, Napier, Raglan, Mount Maunganui, and a performance in Invercargill as part of the Southland Festival Of The Arts.
Fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps, The Chills were originally formed in 1980 and had a revolving cast of band members with Phillipps remaining the only constant.
His knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home and a cult following around the world. With early releases via the legendary NZ label Flying Nun, The Chills produced a number of critically acclaimed recordings such as the single “Pink Frost” (their first hit) from the compilation album Kaleidoscope World and “Wet Blanket” from the LP Brave Words.
The energy of their live performances is the central reason why The Chills are remembered fondly in all thirty-nine of the countries that they have thus far visited. It’s the combination of this and the consistent quality of their songs which have established The Chills as one of the most well-known New Zealand groups to date - particularly in the US, UK and Europe.
They are joined by fellow Dunedin alumni and Silver Scroll/Taite Prize finalist Anthonie Tonnon, who's current live show combines a performance art-inspired approach to stagecraft, home-soldered technology, and dance moves.
Catch the band at a venue near you this April/ May:
Banished Music, Radio Hauraki and Undertheradar.co.nz present
The Chills Vigorous and Far-reaching New Zealand tour
With support from Anthonie Tonnon*
- April 26th - San Fran, Wellington
- April 27th - St. Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
- April 28th - The Cabana, Napier
- April 29th - The Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui
- May 4th - Blue Smoke, Christchurch
- May 5th - The Scottish Hall, Invercargill
- May 6th - The Sherwood, Queenstown
- May 11th - Totara St, Mount Maunganui
- May 12th - The Raglan Club, Raglan
- May 13th - The King's Arms, Auckland
*Anthonie Tonnon plays all shows except Queenstown.
Tickets from UTR.co.nz