The Bads announce support acts & share new track 'Get It Right'

Photo by Steve Keller

Photo by Steve Keller

The Bads have announced the support bands for their NZ tour, which kicks off Friday July 7th in Auckland. Check out the tour dates and support bands at the bottom of the page.

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.

The Bads have also shared their latest track 'Get It Right'.

Dianne Swann explained “Get It Right is the first song we worked on, and it helped shape the direction and sound of the record. It refers to that panicky feeling you get when you think of all the things you could have done better in life, a repeating theme throughout Losing Heroes. It’s a light-hearted look at the realisation you may be running out of time to correct some of the mistakes you have made. The music is quirky and energetic, reflecting the humour of the late-night inner dialogue.” 

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Friday July 7th -  Tuning Fork, Auckland* - 
Harry Lyon - Ex-Hello Sailor guitarist and songwriter, just completed a new record at Roundhead Studios, produced by Delaney Davidson
Tim and Harper Finn will both be joining The Bads onstage, during their set!

Thursday July 13th -  Nivara Lounge, Hamilton - 
Kendall Elise - Country singer/songwriter, finalist for 2017 APRA Best Country Music Song at 2017’s Golden Guitar Awards for her song Heart Full of Dirt

Friday July 14th -  A Sitting Room Session, The Old Mill, Napier** - No opening band  

Saturday July 15th  - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast - Holly Jane Ewens - Singer/songwriter, also plays in Rosy Tin Teacaddy

Sunday July 16th -   Third Eye, Wellington: Arthur St, Te Aro  (Matinee) - 
EB and Sparrow - Finalists for the for both Album & Song at the NZ Country Music Awards

Thursday July 20th - Blue Smoke Christchurch - 
Two support slots in this special Christchurch show!
Flip Grater -  Acclaimed and international-living folk musician and singer/songwriter
Terrible Sons - Ethereal indie folk from Lauren and Matt Barus

Saturday August 26th - Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei - Brendan & Alison Turner – Foot-stomping folk and country blues duo with an upcoming album
recorded at Revolver Studio

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