As seen on BrooklynVegan, wildly influential New Zealanders The Bats will be headed to the U.S. at the tail end of May to perform at Chaos in Tejas and NYC Popfest. After those festival dates, they'll tour their way to Chicago for a performance at Schuabs on June 9. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now, opener TBA. You may find yourself asking, "Who ARE The Bats?" Well, they formed in 1982, have kept the same four-member lineup since then, and have released eight studio albums and seven EPs, most of them via New Zealand's celebrated Flying Nun Records.

All Bats tour dates and a few videos are below...

The Bats - "Never Said Goodbye"

The Bats - "Too Much"

The Bats - "Boogey Man"

The Bats - "Block of Wood"

The Bats -- 2013 Tour Dates
05/30/2013 Austin, TX / Chaos in Tejas - Red 7
06/01/2013 Brooklyn, NY / NYC Popfest - Public Assembly
06/02/2013 Allston, MA / Great Scott
06/03/2013 Hoboken, NJ / Maxwell's
06/04/2013 Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda's
06/05/2013 Washington, DC / DC9
06/07/2013 Chapel Hill, NC / Local 506
06/09/2013 Chicago, IL / Schubas
06/11/2013 Portland, OR / Bunk Bar
06/12/2013 Seattle, WA / Neumos
06/14/2013 San Francisco, CA / Rickshaw Stop
06/15/2013 Los Angeles, CA / The Satellite