American Punk pioneers Misfits will tour Australia and New Zealand in January.

Misfits, who are from Lodi, New Jersey, were founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig and at one time also featured Marky Ramone.

The current line-up is long-term member Jerry Only, former Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadena and Eric "Chupacabra" Arce.

Only, who regained the rights to Misfits in the mid-90s, has kept the band active for the past two decades.


The band's most recent album was The Devil's Rain in 2011.

The Misfits will play at The Zoo in Brisbane on January 16, at the Corner, in Melbourne on January 17, at the Factory in Sydney on January 18 and at Amplifier in Perth on January 19.

They will play at the Bodega in Wellington, New Zealand on January 10 and at the Kings Arms in Auckland, New Zealand on January 11.

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