NZ Tour line-up for Dunedin, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.

Bob and the Heavy FolkMalcolm Grant,  Robert Scott, Mikey Summerfield, Paul Kean, Kaye Woodward and John Chrisstoffels.

 UTR_Logo_plainREV Go to UTR for NZ tickets.
Also available from Relics in Dunedin and Flying Out Auckland – bless them.


The Bats 2017 New Zealand Tour and Ticket links

Thur 18 May Wellington


Fri 19


Nivara Lounge

Sat 20


Kings Arms

Sun 28 May


The Gym, at the Arts Centre
 TICKETS from UTR    
The Bats 2017 European Tour
Wed 31 May Lyon Le Sonic TICKETSFB-EVENT
Thu 01 June Sion Le Port Franc TICKETSFB-EVENT
Fri 02 Augsburg City Club TICKETSFB-EVENT
Sun 04 Leipzig Nato
Mon 05 Berlin Roter Salon TICKETSFB-EVENT
Tue 06 Hamburg Nachtasyl TICKETSFB-EVENT
Wed 07 Köln King Georg TICKETSFB-EVENT
Thu 08 Amsterdam Paradiso TICKETSFB-EVENT
Fri 9 Lille Lesquin – TICKETSFB-EVENT
Sat 10 Paris Petit Bain TICKETSFB-EVENT
Wed 14 Leeds Brudenell Social Club TICKETSFB-EVENT
Thu 15 Glasgow Broadcast TICKETSFB-EVENT
Sat 17 London

The Tufnel Dome TICKETSFB-EVENT (The Lexington sold out).

Past dates below

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.

The Bats Australian shows.

Sydney Festival – 29th January 2017 TICKETS

Melbourne – 28th January 2017 TICKETS


RDU’s 40th Anniversary, Canterbury Museum, 2016

Songs from soon to be released “The Deep Set” album got the live treatment.
Most recent show for the Bats was to celebrate our Christchurch student radio station, RDU’s 40th anniversary at the Canterbury Museum which was transformed into a venue. We were surrounded by the excellent RDU exhibition.

We enlisted John Chrisstofels and Mikey Summerfield to accompany us on strings on the night and hope to do so again when we tour. They also recorded on The Deep Set sessions (new album) with The Bats and we featured a few songs from that live which went down very well.

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The Others Way, at The Studio in Auckland, 2015


Bunk Bar, Portland Oregon 2013

The Bats are planning “The Deep Set” album release tour for NZ and Australia during Southern Hemisphere summer. Keep a watch out for updates.

Looking for festival dates for spring in the Northern Hemisphere for 2017. That’s May/June.

Please contact The Bats Touring if you are a promoters, booker or otherwise if you can connect us with your favourite festival in your neck of the woods.

15 thoughts on “Gigs

  1. Hello! For a festival in the Northern Hemisphere in May/June, check out the Caribana Festival in Switzerland (the better French-speaking side 😉 ). I think there are 3 or 4 stages, we saw the Pixies there last year. Also Bad Bonn Kilbi that has an alternative rock emphasis. Cat Power, Mogwai and Sonic Youth have played there recently, and also lots of small obscure groups. Incentive: I think you earn more money in Switzerland hehe. Hope to see you in Switzerland!


  2. Hi Elizabeth, sorry for the delay in replying. I’ve been out of range for messaging and emails. I’ll reply to your email message regarding the interview. Very happy to do that as soon as possible.


  3. Hello! I’m from Dunedin, now residing in Albany, Western Australia (a beautiful part of the world & a lot like NZ!). Will The Bats be heading over to WA any time to play some gigs? there are some great places you could play down our way – Boston Brewery or Castelli Estate Winery (Denmark) or the Entertainment Centre (Albany). Be great to hear your music in this part of the world 🙂


  4. Greetings from Washington, DC. I beg you to overlook the “Orange Troll” living amongst us these days and play here in the capital of the USA. Pretty please?


  5. Hi Ralph,
    Good choice. It’s on the set list.
    Have you heard our recent releases? We’re playing a lot from The Deep Set and Free All the Monsters.
    See you on Friday.


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