For the first time ever, King Missile tour New Zealand next month alongside fellow US acts LoveyDove and Dan West. The fourth reincarnation of the King Missile lineup includes LoveyDove band members themselves; Azalia Snail and Dan West alongside influential lead songwriter/poet John S. Hall.
From the band’s formation in 1986 and right throughout the 1990s, King Missile released a string of singles - and albums - that were resoundingly embraced by New Zealand’s student radio network: songs of note include ‘Take Stuff From Work, ‘Sensitive Artist’, ‘Jesus Was Way Cool’, ‘Gary and Melissa’, ‘Cheesecake Truck’, ‘Martin Scorsese’ and the hugely popular ‘Detachable Penis’ – just to name a few.
King Missile disbanded in 1994, and in 1996 lead singer/poet/songwriter Hall released a solo album, ‘The Body Has a Head’, and in 1998 formed King Missile III. The fourth incarnation of King Missile IV will play a 5-date NZ tour with local support from bands in respective cities.
Tickets available from UnderTheRadar.co.nz