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For more than 25 years now, legendary Kiwi band Head Like A Hole have rocked stages from Gore to Kaitaia and everywhere in between. 

Since bursting on to the scene in 1990, the loveable Wellington lads have been through a lot, so much so frontman Booga Beazley has a rather Nietzschean view on their journey to date.

“The bands been through a lot and what hasn’t killed us has made us stronger – a cliché I know, but it’s true.”

To mark the 25th anniversary and re-release of their debut album ‘13’, Head Like A Hole is kicking off their 13-date national tour at Mount Maunganui’s Totara Street performance venue on May 4.

Booga says this upcoming tour will see the band playing the landmark Kiwi rock album in its entirety across the country throughout New Zealand Music Month.

“With a bit of perspective 25 years on it’s easier to break history up into chunks, but narcotics, noise and nakedness pretty much sums up Head Like A Hole when that album was released; it’s a fairly accurate description.

“We are going out on the road again on the back of the 25th anniversary and we’re going to play the entire ‘13’ album for the first time ever. These songs reflect a very specific era for Head Like A Hole and we’re looking forward to a bit of the old time travel.”

The Head Like A Hole ‘13’ 25th anniversary tour starts at Mount Maunganui’s Totara Street performance venue on May 4, from 8pm-1am. This gig is R18. Tickets cost $40 from Eventfinda.

The Weekend Sun has one double pass to give away to one lucky reader who can tell us the name of Head Like A Hole’s debut album?

All entries must be received by Wednesday, April 5.



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