To celebrate the release of their 9th LP, The Deep Set, and the 30th anniversary of their 1st LP, Daddy's Highway, The Bats will tour NZ, EU and UK.
Starting in Dunedin NZ on 25th March, hometown of Robert Scott, the Bats will be joined by Mikey Summerfield on viola and John Chrisstoffels on cello.
This date will be followed by North Island shows in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington in May after which the band head to France and Lyon on 31st May through to London on 17th June.
The Bats are very pleased to be returning to play in Glasgow where they recorded half of their 1st album, Daddy’s Highway, way back in 1986.
On tour they'll be playing a good bunch of songs from both albums including many favourites from between. Stay tuned for more.
The Bats were as much about shifting sadness into pop transcendence as they were about crafting melancholic tunes… The Bats are a crucial part of the Flying Nun story, as well as the story of New Zealand music” - POPMATTERS
Remarkably, the band's original line-up remains intact. So too does that dreamy, disconsolate feeling that settles in whenever The Bats' best music takes hold and nimbly seeps under your skin”- PITCHFORK
The Bats - The Deep Set Album Release Tour
Saturday 25th March, Nga Maara Hall, Dunedin
Thursday 18th May, Meow, Wellington
Friday 19th May, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Saturday 20th May, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sunday 28th May, The Gym, Christchurch
Tickets available from UTR and in store at Flying Out (AKL), Slow Boat and RPM (WTN) and Relics Music (DUN).