The D4 announce 6TWENTY 21st Anniversary Tour

The D4. Photo by Doug Peters.

October 28th 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of The D4’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘6TWENTY’. To celebrate The D4 are not only rereleasing the album, but are hitting the road on a nationwide tour in March 2023.

This is a rare opportunity to see the band LIVE. A full force, sonic assault!!!

Adding fuel to the fire, The D4 will be joined by riotous San Diego rock trio, The Schizophonics for three shows.

Banished Music presents
THE D4
Plus special guests The Schizophonics*

Friday 3rd March | Harvest Festival | Blenheim
Saturday 4th March | San Fran | Wellington
Friday 10th March | Loons | Lyttelton
Saturday 11th March | Dive | Dunedin
Friday 17th March | Kaipara Tavern | Helensville*
Saturday 18th March | Powerstation | Auckland*
Friday 24th March | Totara St. | Mount Maunganui*
Saturday 25th March | The Cabana | Napier

Tickets from Banished Music
Banished Music presale starts 9am, Wednesday 2nd November.
General tickets on sale 9am, Friday 4th November.
Sign up to the Banished presale here

The D4 NZ Tour 2023

Press Release:

Between 1998-2006, The D4 took on the world and their run sheet is impressive. They toured relentlessly playing clubs and festivals in the US, UK, Japan, Europe, Australia and New Zealand – these included, SXSW, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Fuji Rock, Pukkelpop and The Big Day Out. On the strength of their live shows and the reception of the debut album, The D4 were lauded by stalwarts of the scene past and present and invited to play and tour alongside legacy heroes and contemporary upstarts including: The New York Dolls, the Dictators, Bo Diddley, the Pretty Things, Iggy and the Stooges, Guitar Wolf, and the Hives.

“One of the greatest Kiwi live bands…” Graham Reid, Elsewhere.

John Peel invited the band to record a Peel Live session that aired on his legendary BBC Radio 1 show and they performed live on late night US TV shows, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Kilborn and Last Call with Carson Daly.

The D4 was assembled by vocalist/guitarists Dion Lunadon and Jimmy Christmas who put together a collection of songs and built a four-piece combo, featuring founding members English Jake and Rich Mixture. The band was later enhanced by members Vaughan Williams (bass) and Beaver Pooley (drums).

Rock’n’roll fans will be treated to their notorious and explosive live show across the country, which comes with a reputation for amplifiers catching on fire and sweat dripping from the ceiling. Expect the band to play the classics ‘Rock’n’Roll Motherfucker’, ‘Party’, ‘Come On!’, ‘Get Loose’ and ‘Ladies Man’ amongst a high octane set.

In addition to the shows, to celebrate the anniversary of ‘6TWENTY’, Warner Music NZ and Rhythmethod will be pressing a limited run of ‘6TWENTY ONE’ on 180g vinyl, accompanied by a new take on the album cover and extensive liner notes written by Dion and Jimmy.

Over the last few years, The Schizophonics have built up a formidable reputation around the world as an explosive live act. One dash James Brown, one dash MC5, one dash Fanny – San Diego’s favourite fuzzed out trio. Featuring husband and wife Pat and Lety Beers (real name!) on guitar and drums respectively, and bassist Stephen Rey, the band make their third visit to Aotearoa, this time to join forces with The D4.

Riffs with more bomp & grind & hooks than a night at the Mermaid – check! Splits – Check ! 720 degree spins – Check ! Guitarist that can’t keep still – Check !

Shindig magazine described their live show “Like watching some insane hybrid of Wayne Kramer, James Brown and the Tasmanian Devil.” The Schizophonics – hailed by Spotify as the “wildest live band in America” – wouldn’t want it any other way.

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