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The Bats - The Deep Set Tour

Sat May 20th, 2017

Doors open: 7:30pm
Gig starts: 8.30pm
Entry: R18

Cover charge: $40.00

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.

Rothschild, featuring Sophie Burbery, Sonya Waters and Greta Anderson will open for evening.

The Bats will be joined on stage by Mikey Summerfield on viola and John Chrisstoffels on cello. They both recorded on The Deep Set album

This date will be followed by a Pre Flight Party gig in Christchurch on 28th May after which the band head to France and Lyon on 31st May through to London on 17th June with lots of shows between.

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

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).


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