The Narcs Auckland Unplugged Warm Up Show - Special Guest Andrew McLennan (Coconut Rough, Pop Mechanix).
Yahoo - this is going to be a hoot and it's a special free show. Hot off the road from headlining Nelson’s Marchfest and rocking through their Not Over Summer Tour, there’s no turning back as The Narcs announce the first in a series of gigs - ‘unplugged, acoustic-based, 3-piece with no drums.’
This is a chance for the band to pull back the veil, strip things down and explore the many hidden songs from The Narcs' back catalogue and side projects over the last 39 years - as well as the hits.
The Narcs Unplugged hits the road at these venues:
Thursday 27th June - Howick Club, Auckland
Friday 28th June - The Jam Factory, Tauranga
Saturday 29th June - Two Mile Bay Sailing Club, Taupo
Sunday 30th June - The Lotus Realm Back Room, Thames
Over the band’s 39 year history, The Narcs have attracted new fans with their fusion of South Island and Sydney-drenched rock’n’roll. From playing their first gig in Christchurch in 1980, the band has had a slew of radio and video hits including “Heart and Soul”, “Lazy Susan”, “Diamonds on China” and “Abandoned By Love”. The Narcs’ recording legacy includes three studio albums: “The Great Divide” (1984), “The Narcs” (1986) and “Push The Boat Out” (1996), and a compilation “Best of The Narcs” (2002).
More recently, 2018 saw the band release two new singles/videos Summerhill Stone and Not Over, appear at Canterbury’s Selwyn Sounds, and tour with Pseudo Echo. 2019 has seen The Narcs North Island Not Over Summer Tour and headlining Nelson’s Marchfest.
"Summerhill Stone ..a rocking little tune, recognisably capturing the energy of the Narcs of old. Meanwhile, ‘Not Over’ celebrates the long history of the band, obviously referencing their biggest hit ‘Heart And Soul’, with an accompanying video that is a mash-up of early Narcs footage." - Sunlive, Tauranga