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Martha Davis & The Motels


Sat 22 Mar 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Bodega, 101 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18


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Fresh from their sold-out show celebrating LA’s famous Whiskey-A-Go-Go’s 50th anniversary, Martha Davis and the Motels finally return to New Zealand.

This coming March will mark the first time that Martha has visited New Zealand since 1980.

Described by Los Angeles Times writer Robert Hilburn as “the most charismatic female performer in rock” Martha was renowned for her smoky, powerful voice and as a leading light of the MTV era with her sultry, edgy video clips.

From the dawn of the 80’s, Martha Davis and the Motels kicked off an impressive string of hit singles and albums with ‘Total Control’ (which hit higher in New Zealand than nearly anywhere in the world - #11) and the Gold ‘Motels’ debut album. The Top 30 hit ‘Danger’ led to the explosive ‘All Four One’ album and the massive success of ‘Only The Lonely’ and ‘Take The L (Out of Lover)’.

Following further hits with ‘Suddenly Last Summer’, ‘Remember The Nights’ and ‘Shame’, The Motels disbanded and Martha released her first solo album ‘Policy’. The Australian Top Ten ‘Don’t Tell Me the Time’ led to Martha undertaking an extensive tour of that country but until now Martha and the Motels have never quite made it to our shores.

In more recent times, Martha Davis has continued to release albums, both solo and with her reconstituted Motels, and her jagged sophisticated pop tales of betrayal, heartbreak and redemption never fail to thrill. But what else can one expect from a voice so unique, unmistakable and timeless?

Martha Davis and the Motels were originally scheduled to visit in October 2013 but that tour was postponed. The long wait is finally over so come join Martha Davis and the Motels on the emotional roller-coaster and rejoice that Martha’s musical journey has finally brought her to the country which embraced her so warmly in the 80’s.

New Zealand March 2014 Tour Dates
Friday March 21 – The Studio, Auckland
Saturday March 22 – Bodega, Wellington
Sunday March 23 - Dux Live, Christchurch

Tickets available from

Extremely limited VIP tickets available Includes:
Exclusive Meet & Greet opportunity with the Martha Davis
Unique opportunity to attend the soundcheck
Official Commemorative Meet and Greet Laminate (not for sale separately)
Limited Edition A3 thick card poster (not for sale separately)
3 of your personal items signed by Martha Davis
A photo with the Martha Davis on your personal phone or camera

Total Control
Only the Lonely
Take the L (Out of Lover)
Suddenly Last Summer -
Shame -
Don't Tell Me The Time -
Tell It To The Moon -

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