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UK Subs Return To New Zealand & Australia

UK Subs Return To New Zealand & Australia


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UK SUBS, the punk legend on a hundred thousand leather jackets, continue their touring regime, equally at home playing to a stadium full of new generation disaffected punk youth, as well as the ever faithful weekend warriors at the local bar.

Inspired by The Damned and The Ramones, they formed late in 1976 as the United Kingdom Subversives, soon shortening their name and playing all the London punk holes through 1977. Two songs, including their minimalist classic – I Live in a Car – appeared on the Farewell to the Roxy LP, and after a huge selling independent 7” single in 1978 – C.I.D – they signed to Gem Records via RCA worldwide.

Surprising everyone, they then became one of the most consistently and visible successful punk bands, even without any substantial airplay, they notched up seven consecutive UK top 30 hits between 1979 -1981, establishing themselves as one of an elite group of punk bands who have become a household name throughout the world.

The hits were: - Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She’s Not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party in Paris and Keep on Running. The albums Brand New Age and Crash Course both went into the Top 10 in the UK charts.

Led by the legendary and inexhaustible Charlie Harper (now venerated as the godfather of UK punk), the band has been touring worldwide and recording constantly for more than 30 years now, but they maintain and pioneer the true spirit of punk rock, without the compromise and watering down that affected so many of their contemporaries.

The current line up features the popular song writing trio of Charlie Harper ( vocals), Nicky Garratt (guitar), and Alvin Gibbs (bass). Jamie Oliver (drums) has been in the band for years and is generally considered one of their best drummers ever. This line up is definitely one of the all time best and certainly one the fans will appreciate!

October 2009 sees extensive tours of Australia and New Zealand and fans will look forward to a night of singing along to classic UK Subs songs performed with the honesty, integrity and high-energy that has not only made the UK Subs legendary, but also an unmissable night out!

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AUSTRALIA
Tuesday 6th October, TBA, PERTH
Wednesday 7th October - The Zoo, BRISBANE
Thursday 8th October – The Excelsior, SYDNEY
Friday 9th October - The Excelsior, SYDNEY
Saturday 10th October - The Arthouse, MELBOURNE
Sunday 11th October - The Brisbane Hotel, HOBART

NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday 14th October – Muso's Club, DUNEDIN
Thursday 15th October - Al's Bar, CHRISTCHURCH
Friday 16th October - Barrytown Hall, BARRYTOWN
Saturday 17th October - Phat Club, NELSON
Thursday 22nd October - Bar Bodega, WELLINGTON
Friday 23rd October –The White Hart, NEW PLYMOUTH
Saturday 24th October - Kings Arms, AUCKLAND


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