In celebration of their first album in four years, Losing Heroes, The Bads, of course, must do what they love most; play some shows!
The Bads’ touring band holds a mighty punch of talent and experience featuring core members; Dianne Swann (Tim Finn, Dave McArtney, Flip Grater & more) and Brett Adams (Tim Finn, Tami Neilson, Rodriguez, Mockers, Gin Wigmore, Jan Hellriegel, Exponents). Also on the tour bus will be frequent live collaborators; Wayne Bell on drums, who has played with a huge list of people including Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Greg Johnson, Gin Wigmore, Jan Hellriegel. Accompanying them will be the inimitable Dave Khan, a multi-instrumentalist who has played with Don McGlashan, Marlon WIlliams, and Tami Neilson amongst many others. New to The Bads’ touring troupe is Ben King on bass and golden vocals from bands; Grand Rapids, Narentines and Goldenhorse.
In celebration of the tour announcement also comes the video release of the spookily sci-fi fantasy music video for the first single, "Shelter Love", that is currently taunting radio playlists around the country. Directed and produced by local video maker, John Pain, known locally for his art design creative with bands Hallelujah Picassos, Bressa Creeting Cake, Dam Native and the infamous 95bFM logo.
Other dates on the tour:
Thursday July 13 - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Friday July 14 - A Sitting Room Session, The Old Mill, Napier
Saturday July 15 - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast
Sunday July 16 - Third Eye, Wellington: Arthur St, Te Aro (Matinee)
Thursday July 20 - Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday August 26 - Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei