It’s the stuff made of legends - the biggest and bloodiest battle of the bands in the southern hemisphere. It is Clash of the Titans. And it’s back!
Now in its third year, Clash of the Titans has rightfully gouged out a reputation as being one of the most epic tours in the summer music calendar. And in 2017, three of the biggest names in Australasian music – Mi-Sex, Dragon and The Feelers - will go head-to-head, thrashing it out in some of New Zealand’s most iconic live venues.
The eight-date tour, presented by Eccles Entertainment, kicks off in McEwan Park in Petone, Wellington on Wednesday, December 28 and criss-crosses both islands before ending with a final showdown at Black Barn in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay on Saturday January 7.
Dragon, Mi-Sex and The Feelers are forces to be reckoned with each in their own right. But together, under the same roof and battling it out back-to-back on the same stage, audiences across the country can expect a night of absolute rock ‘n’ roll mayhem.
Returning after their last Clash of the Titans stoush in 2015, The Feelers - led by founding members James Reid and Hamish Gee – are returning to the ring in 2017. With countless hits (‘Larger Than Life’, ‘Venus’, ‘Fishing For Lisa’ and ‘Pressure Man’ and more) under their belt and a reputation as a live act of epic proportions, The Feelers are guaranteed to fight to the bitter end.
After slaying on last year’s tour, the mighty Dragon are once again readying themselves to re-join the battle. Todd Hunter remains at the helm of this legendary band, which is behind some of New Zealand and Australia’s most memorable anthems, from ‘April Sun in Cuba’ and ‘Rain’ to ‘Are You Old Enough’ and ‘Still In Love With You’, Dragon is a band of survivors, and they’ll be taking no prisoners.
The pioneers of new wave, Mi-Sex, are also returning to prove why they’re still considered one of the most important bands in Australasian music history. Now led by the enigmatic Steve Balbi, and armed with their biggest hits, from ‘Computer Games’ and ‘Blue Day’ to ‘People’, they’ll also unleash new material from their just-released album, Not From Here. Brace yourself for a full-on sonic assault like only Mi-Sex can deliver.
You have been warned - start your endurance training now! Clash of the Titans is not for the faint-hearted. But you are guaranteed a rip-roaring night of nostalgia and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll this summer.
Clash of the Titans 2017 featuring Dragon, Mi-Sex and The Feelers:
Wellington - Wednesday 28 December 2016 - McEwan Park
Riwaka - Thursday 29 December 2016 - Cooks Reserve
Coroglen - Saturday 31 December 2016 - The Coroglen Tavern
Oakura - Monday 2 January 2017 - Butlers Reef Hotel
Mt Maunganui - Wednesday 4 January 2017 - ASB Baypark
Mangawhai - Thursday 5 January 2017 - The Mangawhai Tavern
Auckland - Friday 6 January 2017 – Powerstation
Havelock North - Saturday 7 January 2017 - Black Barn Vineyards