The Chills - October Tour
Iconic Dunedin band The Chills will play two South Island spring shows, before leaving for an extensive 21 date tour through North America.
The tour is their first international run of shows in three years and kicks off with a New York show at City Winery on October 16, and includes stops in Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tucson, Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, DC, Philly, Boston and more.
The Chills - Martin Phillipps (Guitar and Vocals), Callum Hampton (Bass and Backing Vocals) Todd Knudson (Drums and Backing Vocals) Erica Scally (Guitar, Keyboards, Violin and Backing Vocals) and Oli Wilson (Keyboards and Backing Vocals) will play a setlist curated from their critically lauded 2021album ‘Scatterbrain’, alongside their beloved back catalogue which stretches back to the early 80s and includes hits such as ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’, ‘Pink Frost’, ‘I Love My Leather Jacket’, ‘Wet Blanket, and more.
In May 2021, The Chills released their seventh studio album ‘Scatterbrain’ a glorious self-examination of Martin Phillipps’ songwriting, following the release of hugely successful ‘Snowbound’ (2018) and the critically-acclaimed movie ‘The Chills: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps’ in 2019. ‘Scatterbrain’ is a mature and honest reflection on life, destiny and the fate of our times delivered in beautiful melodies with Phillipps’ trademarked incisive turn of phrase.
The Chills have a large and loyal cult following around the world built on the strength of their recording and live shows in over 40 countries - including being only the third band from the West to play in East Germany in 1987. There have also been numerous festival appearances including Glastonbury, Primavera Sound, and SXSW.