New Zealand’s Katchafire kicked off their spring 2013 U.S. tour in Hawaii this past weekend. The tour coincides with the release of their greatest hits collection Best So Far, available digitally this week (April 16) and in stores on May 21.

The seven piece collective will be rocking major festivals as well as headlining intimate venues across the West Coast, Midwest and South in over 28 U.S. cities throughout April and May. The band is no stranger to the road and has performed worldwide with international acts such as The Wailers, Maxi Priest, UB40 and Arrested Development. For the most up to date tour schedule, please visit www.facebook.com/katchafireband.

From their humble beginnings in the late ’90s as a Bob Marley tribute band to one of New Zealand’s and the South Pacific’s most popular groups today, Katchafire have created a timeless hit-filled repertoire during this short time span. The band has carefully selected 16 of these must have tracks on their upcoming album Best So Far. The impressive best of collection will feature Katchafire’s breakthrough hits from their groundbreaking 2003 debut Revival – including “Get Away,” “Who You With” and “Giddy Up” (2003’s highest selling single in New Zealand) – all of which landed in the Top 10 of New Zealand’s Top 40 Singles Chart. Best So Far will also highlight the group’s most cherished tunes from their remaining independently-released albums, like “Frisk Me Down” off of 2005’s Slow Burning, “Working” and the title track from 2007’s Say What You’re Thinking as well as “Sweet As” and “Groove Again” off of 2010’s On The Road Again.

In homage to their tour and new release, check out the video for Best So Far’s featured track On The Road Again.

Purchase Best So Far now on iTunes.


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Fri 04/12/13 Kapaia – Kauai, HI
Sat 04/13/13 Aloha Tower Water Front – Oahu, HI
Mon 04/14/13 MACC – Maui, HI
Fri 04/19/13 The Rio – Las Vegas, NV
Sat 04/20/13 Higher Grounds Music Festival – Santa Margarita, CA
Sun 04/21/13 Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
Tue 04/23/13 Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Wed 04/24/13 El Rey Theatre – Chico, CA
Thu 04/25/13 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Fri 04/26/13 Mystic Theater – Petaluma, CA
Sat 04/27/13 Nokia Club – Los Angeles, CA
Sun 04/28/13 Soho Restaurant & Music Club -Santa Barbara, CA
Wed 05/01/13 Park City Live – Park City, UT
Thu 05/02/13 Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO
Fri 05/03/13 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
Sat 05/07/13 Bottle Neck – Lawrence, KS
Fri 05/10/13 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
Sat 05/11/13 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Sun 05/12/13 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Wed 05/15/13 Bronze Peacock at House of Blues – Houston, TX
Thu 05/16/13 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
Fri 05/17/13 Ridglea Theater -Fort Worth, TX
Sat 05/18/13 Antone’s – Austin, TX
Tue 05/21/13 ENVY at Route 66 Casino Hotel – Albuquerque, NM
Wed 05/22/13 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Thu 05/23/13 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
Fri 05/24/13 Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
Sat 05/25/13 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Sun 05/26/13 Monterey Co. Fairgrounds – Monterey, CA