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Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer

Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer

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  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 8:00pm – 11:30pm


The Foundry, 90 Ilam Rd, Ilam, Christchurch



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $60.00

Legendary songwriter Shayne Carter is reuniting both his trailblazing group Straitjacket Fits and left-field rock / soul project Dimmer for a six date national tour this November and December.

Last sighted playing a surprise show at the epic Auckland's Kings Arms Tavern closing party in February, Straitjacket Fits were international indie-rock titans in their late 80s / early 90s heyday - their back catalogue includes such indelible hits as 'She Speeds', 'If I Were You' and 'Bad Note For A Heart', three sublime studio albums and their flawless debut EP Life in One Chord.

Carter's follow-up project Dimmer explored a shadowy realm of blistering guitar freakouts and beat-driven soul, with standout tunes including downtempo crooner 'Evolution' and guitar-wrecking debut single 'Crystalator'.

This will be the first reformation tour by Straitjacket Fits since 2005, with Carter playing alongside original members John Collie and Mark Petersen, with Dimmer members James Duncan and Vaughan Williamsfilling in on bass for David Wood, who passed away in 2010, and the Dimmer set featuring Carter, Williams, Duncan and drummer Gary Sullivan (JPSE).

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