The Schizophonics Returning To New Zealand In March 2023

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 17th January, 2023 10:01AM


One of the most explosive combos to have ever graced our stages (and curbsides), San Diego garage rock ‘n’ soul crew The Schizophonics‘ have announced their momentous return to Aotearoa, playing headline dates around the country in March 2023. Previously here in ’19 and ’20 leaving a legendary run of red hot gigs in their wake — check out wild footage documenting the action below — husband and wife team Pat and Lety Beers since unleashed their third studio album Hoof It upon the world to rave reviews late last year. Cramming in as many appearances as possible into their forthcoming visit to New Zealand (with new bass player Tommy Lambert Granger), The Schizos are also playing a trio of shows with garage-punk kings The D4, as part of their 6Twenty One Tour. Read Janie Jinx’s illuminating 2020 interview with Pat and Lety Beers HERE and cast your eyes downwards for the full scoop…

Undertheradar proudly presents…

The Schizophonics Tour

Wednesday 15th March – Space Academy, Christchurch
Thursday 16th March – Valhalla, Wellington

Sunday 19th March – ONEONESIX, Whangarei w/ Neon Serpent
Wednesday 22nd March – Whammy Backroom, Auckland w/ Ratso
Thursday 23rd March – The Green Room, Thames w/ Neon Serpent
Saturday 25th March – Piha Bowling Club, Piha w/ Neon Serpent

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Take in the clip for ‘Won Your Love’ from The Schizophonics’ new album Hoof It…

The Schizophonics busted out ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ outside Karangahape Road’s Vixen Boutique in 2019…

Press release:

Frantic & Freaky! Frugging & fantastic ! Fanciful fuzz rockers (how much more alliteration do you want??) FARRRKKKKK !!!! …. our fave San Diego trio, the Schizophonics return to Aotearoa for the third time this March (previous times being 2019, and 2020).

The married rock and roll couple that are Pat and Lety Beers (on guitar and drums respectively) were last here in early 2020 when the world was about to covid crumble … now with a new bass player Tommy Lambert Granger (kiwi Takumi Mcintyre has moved to Berlin) they bring ‘the show’ on the back of their new album Hoof It.

And let’s not forget Pat and Lety are BIG fans of Christchurch legends the Chants R&B .. on their first visit in 2019 Pat was able to sneak into the Chants subterranean lair The Stage Door – where the Chants last performed in November 1966 ! He was captured performing two numbers the Chants use to perform live.

Jump ahead to their last visit in 2020 , and Napier’s Paisley Park show sees them joined by The Chants bass player Marty Forrer for a medley of Chants R&B favourites. Lead singer Mike Rudd was due to join them in Melbourne at the Tote but being right on the cusp of the covid situation of the time – those plans were scuttled …

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