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Racing Announce 'Space Boogie' North Island Tour

Racing Announce 'Space Boogie' North Island Tour

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Florence Noble / Tuesday 1st June, 2021 12:07PM

On your marks, get set, tour! With a sophomore album in the tank and a lead single imminent, Racing have announced their high-octane, four-stop 'Space Boogie' tour of Te Ika-a-Maui. The Tāmaki-based guitar-wranglers will be hitting the highways at the end of the month, taking new tune 'Space Boogie' for a spin in Napier, Wellington, Auckland and Tauranga. The tour marks the beginning of their second album rollout, the hotly awaited follow-up to their debut Real Dancing which earned them a Vodafone New Zealand Music Award nomination for Best Rock Artist. Ex-Checks vocalist Ed Knowles and guitarist Sven Pettersen, bassist Daniel Barrett (Bub, Sherpa) and drummer Izaak Houston (Space Creeps) will be in a North Island town near you this winter, find tickets below...

Undertheradar proudly presents...

Racing Space Boogie Tour

Friday 25th June - Paisley Stage, Napier
Saturday 26th June - Meow, Wellington [postponed - new date to be announced]
Friday 2nd July - Galatos, Auckland*
Saturday 3rd July - Totara St, Mt Maunganui**

Tickets on sale via Banished Music from 9am, Friday 4th June 
*Tickets available via
**Tickets on sale via Totara St

Racing will be running wild by the end of the month...

Press release:

Racing’s Space Boogie tour is in celebration of their first single from their Sophomore album, due for release later in 2021.

A cosmic hypnotic groove propels Space Boogie into a dance-floor super nova of twisting guitars, crooning vocals, and even boasts a guest appearance from one of the country’s finest.

The tour promises to be a hum-dinger of a good night, every night. After a long period of writing and recording, the band are raring to go, and so too are their hoards of loyal fans, so get in quick before the tickets sell out.

Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles (vocals) and Sven Pettersen (guitar); two crucial parts to the colossus that was The Checks. Knowles and Pettersen are joined by two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi alternative scene - Daniel Barrett (bass) and Izaak Houston (drums).

Racing’s debut album Real Dancing spawned three number ones on the NZ Rock Chart and earned them a nomination for Best Rock Artist at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.


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