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Hunters and Collectors announce headline show in Auckland!

Hunters and Collectors announce headline show in Auckland!

Whether you were too young to have ever have witnessed them live or remember the band’s urgent sound, Australia's extraordinary Hunters & Collectors legacy has never faded. Formed in 1981 in Melbourne and led by front man/guitarist Mark Seymour, across 10 studio albums (such as 1986’sHuman Frailty and 1989’s Ghost Nation) the ‘Hunnas’ became renowned the world over for their electrifying, sweat-soaked sound, built up over year upon year of gigs – almost 2,000 shows, in fact. They disbanded in 1998, later inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2005.

There was a one-off reunion by the band to perform at the massive Australian Black Saturday fire disaster fund raiser Sound Relief on March 15th, 2009. The band sounded amazing but no further reunion was in the wings.

Music fans have recently been reminded about our love for Hunters & Collectors late last year with the release of the tribute album Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors (out now via Liberation). The 30-track LP comprises some of the biggest names in contemporary music including Paul Kelly, The Avalanches, Birds Of Tokyo and The Living End covering their favourite Hunters & Collectors song. They were joined on the disc by two long-time, international fans in Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn. On Crucible the two friends joined forces to perform arguably the Hunters’ most enduring classic, ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’. The second disc is the Hunters original versions of these songs including ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, ‘Talking to a Stranger’,‘ Holy Grail’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’, ‘Do You See What I See’, ‘Say Goodbye’ and many more.

“When Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder calls himself an unabashed fan, you
know Hunters & Collectors deserve respect.” – Newcastle Herald

“It remains a ritual of homegrown rock. A heaving sweaty mass of blokes
bellowing, ‘You don’t make me feel… like I’m a woman anymore!’, as a band –
which includes French horn, trumpet and trombone – blasts back at them. But this
is Hunters & Collectors, taking a lap of honour a decade-and-a-half from their
heyday, and still able to conjure a power that can alternately pin you to the wall.”
The Music

After performing at the Australian Football League's Aussie Rules Grand Final in September last year, the band announced that they would perform a very special final farewell to thousands of Aussie fans at wineries across the country. Hunters & Collectors performed as recent headliners of the ‘A DAY ON THE GREEN’ Summer 2014 concert series in Australia. They also hosted 4 sold out theatre shows, two in Sydney & the very last two theatre shows at The Palais Theatre in their home town of Melbourne with the final one being a very emotional goodbye.

Hunters & Collectors agreed to head to New Zealand to bid their fans farewell in person and have been confirmed to bring their massive hit laden live show to New Zealand to perform with the Rolling Stones at Mt Smart Stadium this November

Brent Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to announce that the band have been persuaded to perform one very special headline show at Auckland's iconic Powerstation. Tickets are sure to sell out for this one.

The Ticketmaster members presale event for Hunters & Collectors Powerstation tickets will commence at midday on Wednesday 20 August and conclude on Friday 22 August at 5pm. General on sale for the Powerstation show will be from Monday 25 August at Midday through Ticketmaster and the usual outlets.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST @ THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
Tickets on sale through www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Ph: 0800 111 999

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22ND @ MT SMART STADIUM , Auckland
As special guests of The Rolling Stones.
Tickets on sale through www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Ph: 0800 111 999

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