there's always a dilemma when international bands come to new zealand. i mean, is it really worth all that money just to see a band? most of the time, it's probably good to just shut up and go - especially at the rate bands actually come to nz. flying/driving to auckland or wellington is inevitable. no bands ever come to christchurch.
the one time i've been in a city where an international was playing was in wellington a couple of months ago. but to my desmay, moving units cancelled the show due to poor ticket sales. but anyway, the main point of this post is to say wow! interpol are coming to wellington [edit: and auckland, too - playing the st james on the 2nd of august]. so i'm faced with waying up the finances, pros cons etc that are involved with the news of such a tour. they play the student union building (or some place like that) on august the 3rd.
so naturally, no chch dates. but at least the phoenix foundation are playing;
THU 16 June: O' Flaherty's, Napier
FRI 17 June: The Classic, Auckland
SAT 18 June: The Classic, Auckland
FRI 24 June: Indigo Bar, Wellington
WED 13 July: Refuel, Dunedin
THU 14 July: Subculture, Queenstown
FRI 15 July: Shooters Bar, Wanaka
SAT 16 July: The Jet Set Lounge, Christchurch
woah! and they're even playing with the finn brothers on the 29th of july at the town hall.
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