Gus DeLuxe, lead singer of Kiwi rock legends The Opera House Manoeuvre, hasn’t performed on stage in nearly 10 years, when a very public struggle with alcoholism and sex addiciton put his band on an indefinite hiatus (industry euphimism for ‘breaking up’). His son Matt, an aspiring DJ, samples one of the band’s previous hits for a dubstep track that hits #1 on the charts, thrusting the band back into the spotlight. Drummer Jonesy convinces the band to set aside their differences and hit the road once last time before their use by date.
First they’ll have to contend with meddling managers, a lot of lingering band tension, an obsessive fan who’s still after the ultimate memento, and disgruntled former groupies with something to get off their chests.
Plus, inviting DJ Matt to join them on tour might be the thing that turns this triumphant comeback story into a what were they thinking? farce. The father–son relationship between Gus and Matt reaches boiling point when it’s clear people are more interested in Matt than these has-been rockers.
But all of this will be the least of their worries when the dismembered bodies of their crew and local townspeople start piling up. The band are forced to stay in town until the local police can catch the killer, unless he or she gets to them first…
Getting to #1 on the charts might be easier than getting out of this tour alive.