Friday, June 29, 2012

Are We Not Men?

Three '80s bands make up the first Day On the Green concert of next summer.
Scottish super group Simple Minds, American new wavers Devo and Australian psychedelic pop/rock veterans The Church play a one-off NZ gig at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland, Sat.Dec.15th.
It'll be Devo's first visit in about 30 years. The innovative quirky band were known for classic dance songs like Whip It, Girl U Want and Freedom of Choice with trademark herky-jerky music hooks and megaphone vocals - and let's not forget their jumpsuits and funny hats!
Meanwhile, Jim Kerr's Simple Minds (with 40m album sales globally) were last here in 2010 for a show at Auckland's Civic which was very much a 'greatest hits' set including Waterfront, Promised You A Miracle and Don't You Forget About Me. Take it from me - that was a helluva show! They hadn't lost the edge one bit.
The Church are not your typical Aussie rock band and have remained true to their arty psychedelic rock sound, which started with 1980's album Of Skins and Heart and Unguarded Moment.
Bypass the boring-as-bat's-piss Coldplay in November. THIS gig will be a great Day! Click the links for some retro nostalgia!
Tickets go on sale this Monday July 2nd from Ticketmaster.

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