NZ's first new wave band returns after 30 years

The 1980s return to Dunedin this month.

New Zealand new wave exponents Mi-Sex will play in Dunedin for the first time in more than 30 years.

Mi-Sex was New Zealand's first new wave band and found worldwide acclaim with the 1979 hit Computer Games.

Other hits included Graffiti Crimes, Blue Day, Castaway, People and But You Don't Care.

The band completed sell-out tours of Australia, the United States and Canada in the late 1970s and 1980s, appearing alongside acts such as Talking Heads, Cheap Trick, Iggy Pop and The Ramones.

At the height of their fame, the band members moved to Australia and were writing and recording new material when singer and co-founder Steve Giplin died in 1992, as a result of a car accident, aged 42.

The band re-formed last year for an Australian tour with Noiseworks singer Steve Balbi.

Mi-Sex plays at Sammy's on August 30, supported by former-Split Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner's band, The Eddie Rayner Project, and Shakes and The Swell Guys.

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