Frontier Touring is delighted to welcome back Glasgow five-piece Teenage Fanclub, returning to New Zealand in February 2019. The iconic ‘What You Do To Me’ rockers will perform one headline date in Auckland, with tickets going on sale Monday 27 August.
Over the course of almost 30 years in which they released seminal albums such as A Catholic Education, Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, Howdy!, Man Made, Shadows & Here, Teenage Fanclub went from being scrappy indie underdogs, through band-most-likely-to, eventually arriving at the status they’ve held ever since: one of Britain’s most beloved cult bands.
Not liked, or admired, or respected: beloved.
Teenage Fanclub’s most recent studio album is their tenth effort, 12 tracks and a textbook representation of democracy in action: 2016’s Here.
August 2018 sees the band celebrating the vinyl re-issue of five longplayers originally released between 1991-2000 on Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Vinyl fans, head here to purchase new copies of Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain and Howdy!, all re-mastered for the very first time by the group at the UK’s legendary Abbey Road Studios.
Listen: Norman Blake (founding member) talks to BBC 6, Aug 2018
Formed in 1989, Teenage Fanclub are a rare thing: a group who have grown old with their audience, reflecting their changing lives and shifting concerns. When Teenage Fanclub’s crowd looked at the band in 1991, they saw people just like them: boozy, boisterous and rambunctious. When they look at the band now, they still see themselves in them: they’re like the old best friends you see a couple of times a year, and come away from each meeting with your affections revived.
Don’t delay in grabbing tickets to Teenage Fanclub, playing Auckland February 2019!
‘In the long and twisted history of indie rock, Teenage Fanclub ring out loud and true’ –
Sydney Morning Herald
‘If you fall for Teenage Fanclub, you fall hard’ – The Quietus
‘In any event, this is a band well worth extra attention … the albums are so good that no one is complaining.’ – Popmatters, ‘The 25 Best Songs of Teenage Fanclub’
GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE
Begins: Monday 27 August (12 noon local NZ)
Monday 18 February
Powerstation | Auckland, NZ
Ticketmaster.co.nz | 0800 111 999