Bag Raiders (LIVE) - 'Checkmate' Tour
Bag Raiders release 'Checkmate' EP and announce Australia LIVE Tour
With chakras aligned Bag Raiders release today their third EP and final instalment of premium cuts – the 'Checkmate' EP.
The EP features a triple dose of infectious, radiant electronic pop that dances across the spectrum. Lead single 'Checkmate' features Benjamin Joseph (of SAFIA fame) – a softly spoken and understated song, the light at the end of the tunnel grows ever bigger as the subtly unfolding arpeggio finally culminates in a kind of quiet, personal triumph.
'Checkmate' follows the bands previously released 'Waterfalls' and 'Friend Inside' EP's which will see the culmination of a full length record set for release later this year.
Bag Raiders enjoyed a rapturous reception to their self-titled debut album in 2010, a gold-certified, ARIA-nominated affair that included slices of euphoria with the smash-hit singles 'Shooting Stars', 'Way Back Home' and 'Sunlight'.
Bag Raiders are currently taking a full live band on the road across an extensive North American tour and will return to Australia in May for a long-awaited National live Tour.
This will be the first live tour on home soil since the end of 2011 when the guys wrapped up their debut album tour cycle.
Welcome home lads!
Bag Raiders 'Checkmate' LIVE Tour dates:
May 26 - Adelaide, Rocket Bar - Buy Tickets
May 27 - Canberra, Academy - Buy Tickets
May 28 - Melbourne, Howler - SOLD OUT
May 29 - Melbourne, Howler - Buy Tickets
June 1 - Newcastle, Cambrdige Hotel - Buy Tickets
June 2 - Sydney, Oxford Art Factory - Buy Tickets
June 3 - Brisbane, The Flying Cock - Buy Tickets
June 4 - Sydney, Oxford Art Factory - SOLD OUT
June 5 - Perth, Jack Rabbit Slims - Buy Tickets
Tickets on sale from bagraiders.com