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June 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST


THE BADS – LOSING HEROS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW – with support from Flip Grater & Terrible Sons

Auckland alt-country duo The Bads – Brett Adams Dianne Swann have announced a seven-date tour to celebrate the release of their new album Losing Heroes.
Set for independent release on 7th July, the 11-song album was recorded across the summer of 2016 with Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room Studios in Lyttelton and follows their 2013 release Travel Light.

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.

It’s been a four year hiatus since the 2013 album, Travel Light, was released. The album reached #3 on the NZ Music Album Charts and regarded by many as one of the best NZ albums of all time.

“It’s an accomplished, beguiling record, one that should appeal to fans of Wilco and Crowded House, and deserves greater recognition.”
– 5/5 – TimeOut, NZ Herald

“Adams and Swann confirm that when it comes to songcraft and delivery they stand among our finest . . . albeit in that world where they have to struggle for the mainstream attention they so richly deserve….it’s time to pay attention to the Bads. Who are very, very good.”
-Graham Reid, Elsewhere.co.nz


June 13, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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