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Racing + Mini Simmons Summer Tour Announced

Racing + Mini Simmons Summer Tour Announced

C.C. / Monday 11th November, 2019 10:20AM

Tāmaki Makaurau's Racing are bringing the party to a stage near you with their upcoming summer tour of Aotearoa, joined for a hefty chunk of dates by rising rock n rollers Mini Simmons. Featuring former members of The Checks – singer Ed Knowles and guitarist Sven Pettersen, with bassist Daniel Barrett (Sherpa) and drummer Izaak Houston (Space Creeps) – Racing are currently finalists for Best Rock Artist | Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, to be presented this Thursday 14 November at Spark Arena. No slouches in the riff wrangling department themselves, Mini Simmons were the first local group to have an actual vinyl record pressed in Aotearoa in over 32 years (via Holiday Records), and recently covered Benee's 'Soaked' at the Nathan Haines-curated 2019 Silver Scrolls Awards. Along with a bevy of headline events, Racing will perform at the New Plymouth Festival of Lights NYE show, and are playing at the Coromandel's Eggfest with Fleetmac Wood, Marlin's Dreaming and Glass Vaults. They're currently hard at work on the follow up to their breakthrough 2018 debut album Real Dancing, catch Racing at the dates below...

Racing with Mini Simmons

Friday 13th December The Cabana, Napier*
Saturday 14th December Wellington, San Fran*
Saturday 21st December Nivara Lounge, Hamilton*
Friday 27th December - Leigh Sawmill*
Saturday 4th January - Yot Club, Raglan*
Monday 6th January - Waihi Beach Hotel*

Racing with special guests

Friday 20th December Galatos, Auckland, supports to be announced**
Sunday 29th December - Eggfest, Eggsentric w/ Fleetmac Wood, Marlin's Dreaming, Glass Vaults*
Tuesday 31st December - New Plymouth Festival of Lights NYE (free show)
Friday 3rd January - Totara St, Mount Maunganui, supports to be announced*
Friday 17th January - Yonder, Queenstown (free show)
Saturday 18th January - Wunderbar, Christchurch, supports to be announced*

Tickets available via Banished Music*
Tickets available via Galatos**

Watch the clip for Racing's 'Motel Pool' from their debut album Real Dancing...

Check out the title track to Mini Simmons' A Way With Murder EP...


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