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PARK RD Announce New Zealand Album Tour

The Auckland band are touring in support of their recently released debut album ‘The Novel’ 

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Mikee Tucker

Auckland indie rockers PARK RD have announced a New Zealand tour in support of their debut album, The Novel.

The tour kicks off in July and continues through August, with stops in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Ohakune, and Tauranga (see full dates below). Tickets are on sale now here.

After the success of their 2022 EP, Stupid Stories, PARK RD’s debut album The Novel features festival-ready anthems like “Call Me Up”, “Every Night”, and “Secrets.”

Rolling Stone AU/NZ gave the album three stars, calling it a “debut album packed with singalong choruses and headily youthful songwriting.”

The review highlighted their “pop-meets-rock sound is firmly pitched towards fans of Spacey Jane (who, incidentally, once asked PARK RD to support them in Aotearoa) and The 1975 — particularly the latter. In Tom Chamberlain the band have a charismatic lead singer in the mould of Matt Healy.”

“The songs on The Novel are, almost to a fault at some junctures, pristinely polished for commercial viability, but increased experimentation and narrative risks can, for the PARK RD boys, wait until a second album. For now, The Novel achieves what any debut collection should: it gathers their most memorable singles together, while also providing just enough moments of sonic intrigue between those standout moments.”

Having recently supported The Rions on their sold-out Australian tour, PARK RD are well-prepared for their headlining tour.

Over the past year, the band has performed at major festivals including Rhythm & Vines, Le Currents, Soundsplash, Homegrown, Golden Lights, Inbloom, and Outerfields, in addition to playing numerous support slots.

PARK RD’s The Novel is out now. 


Presented by Brookvale Union 

Tickets on sale now here

Thursday, July 18th
U Bar, Dunedin

Saturday, July 20th
Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch

Saturday, July 27th
Meow, Wellington

Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd
Whammy Bar, Auckland

Saturday, August 10th
Turoa Lodge, Ohakune

Saturday, August 17th
Palace, Tauranga