Cold War Kids add iHeartRadio show to NZ debut

American rock act Cold War Kids, appearing at Auckland City Limits and at an iHeartRadio show in Christchurch.
American rock act Cold War Kids, appearing at Auckland City Limits and at an iHeartRadio show in Christchurch.

They're about to make their first appearance in New Zealand, so it's only fair that Cold War Kids stick around for a second show.

The acclaimed Long Beach foursome, known for their debut album Robbers & Cowards, are set to perform at Auckland City Limits on March 19.

But they've added a sideshow to their festival appearance with a free show the night before at The Bedford in Christchurch, thanks to iHeartRadio and 2Degrees.

Despite a mid-career slump, Cold War Kids have been on the comeback trail thanks to their 2014 album, Hold My Home, and their undeniably catchy folk-stomp hit single, First.

Singer Nathan Willet says New Zealand will see the band "in great form".

"We've been playing live a ton and the new record is fun to perform." he told TimeOut.

"We've been to Australia seven times, I think, but this is our first time in New Zealand ... we're going to have a good time."

To win tickets to Cold War Kids' Christchurch show on March 18, visit iHeartRadio to go in the draw.

• Tickets to Auckland City Limits are available through Ticketmaster.

- TimeOut

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