After a lengthy hiatus of almost three years, Tāmaki Makaurau punk rock outfit Miss June making their return.
Boasting a formidable punk sound and ethos, the band seemed impressed in the latter of the last decade; fearsome songs like “Anxiety on Repeat”, “Matriarchy”, and “Best Girl” recalled powerful Australian contemporaries like Amyl and the Sniffers and WAAX, and soon Miss June were garnering international favour with support slots for the likes of the Foo Fighters and Wolf Alice.
Following the release of their debut album in 2019, the stellar Bad Luck Party, though, things went quiet. The four-piece – Annabel Liddell, James Park, Tom Leggett, and Chris Marshall – earned nominations for the 2020 Taite Music Prize and Tūī Award for Te Roopu Toa | Best Group at the same year’s Aotearoa Music Awards, but then took time off to focus on other endeavours.
After teasing something to come on Instagram over the past week, Miss June have now officially announced their return with two national shows: they’ll perform at Auckland’s Whammy Bar on Friday, March 3rd, followed by Wellington’s San Fran on Thursday, March 9th.
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“It’s been 3 years since I’ve seen your faces, we miss you. Come see us play a brand new set list – new songs and old favs,” the band confirmed on social media. “Super hot supports” are also promised soon, and tickets for both shows can now be purchased via Under The Radar.
It’s unclear if Miss June plan to release a follow-up to Bad Luck Party this year, but they’ll be busy on the touring front at least. The band are supporting My Chemical Romance next month at the emo legends’ first New Zealand show in well over a decade.
Miss June 2023 Tour
Tickets available now via Under The Radar
Friday, March 3rd
Thursday, March 9th
San Fran, Wellington