Pushing Play: Fillip for the fans

Jane Dodd and Martin Phillipps perform in a Chills reunion concert last year. Photo by Gerard O...
Jane Dodd and Martin Phillipps perform in a Chills reunion concert last year. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
In a move that is sure to excite fans young and old, the Chills and Dunedinmusic.com have announced the band's first home show in 2011.

Martin Phillipps and his band will be bringing their show to Urban Factory on Saturday September 10.

The Chills will be joined by Flying Nun veteran Robert Scott (The Clean and The Bats), who will join forces with John White on the night.

Support act for the gig is Two Cartoons, which is on a national tour having released two singles on iTunes as well as shooting a video.

Comber on tour
Having toured his new EP in the United States over June and July, one-time Dunedin resident Simon Comber is back in the country.

He's about to hit the road to celebrate the release here with shows throughout September.

The new EP, titled The Right To Talk To Strangers is his third release, and he plays in Dunedin on Friday September 23 at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (supporting Haunted Love on their album release tour), and on Sunday September 25 at Taste Merchants (36 Stuart St) with Michael Steven.

Still got the look
New Zealand fans have the chance to discover whether big-time Swedish rockers Roxette still have the look when they play a show in Auckland next year.

It is the first outing in New Zealand for the duo of singer Marie Fredriksson and guitarist Per Gessle, who had their own Swedish postal stamp after a string of hits in the '80s and '90s.

They are booked to play at Auckland's Vector Arena on Saturday, February 11.

Roxette is one of the most successful bands to come out of Sweden, with hits including The Look, It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen To Your Heart, Dangerous, Sleeping In My Car and Dressed For Success.

Their album Charm School, released this year, went straight to number one on the German, Czech and Swiss charts. Tickets go on sale on September 5 at www.ticketmaster.co.nz


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