Gang of Youths to play New Zealand’s Electric Avenue Music Festival in February

Gang of Youths has announced plans to play the Electric Avenue Music Festival on February 22, 2020 — the band’s second confirmed festival appearance of the new year.

Electric Avenue takes place at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, and tickets are available now. The exact schedule hasn’t been announced yet.

This is sure to be a special show for a few reasons. For starters, it’s a homecoming for Max Dunn, who hails from New Zealand. Adding to that is that it’s a rare live show for GOY in New Zealand. If our tour records are complete — and aside from the band’s earliest days where we might be missing some shows, we’re confident they are complete — this will be just Gang of Youths’ fifth show in New Zealand. And for sure it’ll be their first on the South Island. GOY confirmed that in its announcement today:

Up until now, including live radio performances, the band has performed twice in Auckland and twice in Wellington.

Yesterday, organizers of the twin German festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park announced that Gang of Youths will perform there in June 2020.