The Bads announce Losing Heroes Tour & share video for first single 'Shelter Love'

In celebration of Losing Years, their first album in four years, 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) 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.

Shelter Love is a taunting creeping number highlighted with Dianne Swann’s haunting and uplifting vocals in combo with long time partner Brett Adams magic guitar playing & their combined song craft, make for a great tease as to what else will come on their much anticipated next album, Losing Heroes.

Written across the summer of 2016, and recorded throughout the winter months with Ben Edwards at Sitting Room Studios in Lyttelton, Losing Heroes will be independently released on July 7th with LP and CD distribution via Rhythmethod and available via the digital services.

The Bads

Friday July 7th -  Tuning Fork , Auckland*

Thursday July 13th -  Nivara Lounge, Hamilton

Friday July 14th -  A Sitting Room Session, The Old Mill, Napier**  

Saturday July 15th  - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast

Sunday July 16th -   Third Eye , Wellington: Arthur St, Te Aro  (Matinee)

Thursday July 20th - Blue Smoke Christchurch

Saturday August 26th - Old Stone Butter Factory Whangarei

All tickets from except *The Tuning Fork which is via Ticketmaster and **The Old Mill, Napier show - email