Hot on the heels of 2022’s ‘Must Be the Moon’, Auckland band Racing are back at it again with new single ‘Out of the Night’. A swashbuckling, cigarette-stained pub anthem that will send you straight back to glistening gutters of Sydney circa 1982.
To celebrate the release of ‘Out of the Night’ Racing will be setting the North Island ablaze with a series of electrifying live shows. Kicking off the tour at Rosemary’s in Taupō on Friday, 25 August, the band will traverse the North Island, making unforgettable stops across the motu - closing out with a performance at The Rock 2000 in Auckland and a headline show at Mount Maunganui’s Tōtara Street on September 7th.
Racing is made up of long-time collaborators Ed Knowles (vocals) and Sven Pettersen (guitar); two crucial parts to the colossus that was The Checks. The two-time Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winners (Best Rock Album) from Auckland, made their way into the pages of NME while sharing the stage with Oasis, REM, The Hives, AC/DC, The Killers and Muse on different tours. Knowles and Pettersen are joined by two other heavy hitters from the Kiwi Alternative scene - Daniel Barrett (bass) formerly of Sherpa and Izaak Houston (drums) formerly of Space Creeps.
Grow yourself a hideous moustache, put on a little too much lipstick and catch them in a town near you!
DOORS 7:30PM - R18