7th July – the Bats played with The Wedding Present at Blue Smoke, Tannery, Christchurch.
Malcolm Grant, Robert Scott, Mikey Summerfield, Paul Kean, Kaye Woodward and John Chrisstoffels.
EU/UK TOUR finale at Tufnell Dome in London was a big buzz. Fans from Spain, Chile and Germany came to say hello after the show. Also saw a few familiar faces from our 2009 Twee As Fuck show in London. The whole tour was a dream – lots of lovely people hosted us and some great talented performers opened our shows. Check our FB for more pics.
|A Bats Christchurch warm-up gig was announced for 26th January at Space Academy before “The Deep Set” album release tour to Australia. The Bats were joined on stage by string players, Mikey Summerfield and John Chrisstoffels who also headed over to Australia with the band.|
Sydney Festival – 29th January 2017, Melbourne – 28th January 2017
RDU’s 40th Anniversary, Canterbury Museum, 2016
Songs from “The Deep Set” album got the live treatment.
The Bats celebrated Christchurch student radio station, RDU’s 40th anniversary at the Canterbury Museum which was transformed into a venue. They were surrounded by the excellent RDU exhibition.
They enlisted John Chrisstofels and Mikey Summerfield to accompany them on strings on the night and did so again for the album release tours of NZ and Australia in 2017. They recorded on several tracks for The Deep Set sessions with The Bats.
The Others Way, at The Studio in Auckland, 2015
Bunk Bar, Portland Oregon 2013
In 2017 the Bats toured “The Deep Set” album in NZ and Australia during Southern Hemisphere summer then headed to France, Germany, Netherlands, France again, England and Scotland for the startof Northern Hemisphere summer.
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