Eccles Entertainment and The Rock present Th’ Dudes as they reunite for Th’ Bliss Tour, performing five dates across New Zealand in April 2020.
The announcement comes just days ahead of the band receiving the Legacy Award and being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Th’ Dudes announce a second Auckland Town Hall concert , after the band’s first show sold out in a matter of hours yesterday. The new show will take place on Anzac Day Saturday 25 April also at the Auckland Town Hall.
Touring for the first time without founding member Ian Morris, Th’ Dudes - Peter Urlich, Dave Dobbyn, Lez White and Bruce Hambling - will be joined by Ian’s brother and original touring sound engineer for the group Rikki Morris.
Originally formed as a high school band Krispie in 1975 and disbanding in 1980, Th’ Dudes had an,incredible impact on the New Zealand music scene, with hits like ‘Be Mine Tonight’, ‘Bliss’, ‘Are You Paying Attention’, ‘Right First Time’ and ‘Walking in Light’. They won Top Group and Single of the Year for ‘Be Mine Tonight’ at the 1979 New Zealand Music Awards and stopped playing live in 1980, ahead of the release of their second album Where Are The Boys.
Since then, Th’ Dudes have only reunited for a tour in 2006 that saw 11 shows expanded to 17 due to the incredible demand for tickets, and visits to favourite holiday spots the following summer. Th’ Bliss Tour is the first chance to see Th’ Dudes live in concert in 13 years, for shows promising high energy entertainment and all the hits.
It’s taken years to get the band together again, and no-one knows if it’ll happen again. Don’t miss Th’ Bliss Tour.
Th’ Dudes - Th’ Bliss Tour
9 April, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
11 April, TSB Arena, Wellington
16 April, Town Hall, Christchurch
17 April, Town Hall, Dunedin
24 April, Town Hall, Auckland - Ticketmaster - SOLD OUT
25 April, Town Hall, Auckland - Ticketmaster - NEW SHOW
General tickets go on sale at midday on Monday 18 November
full ticketing details at www.eccles.co.nz/th-dudes