Image Obviously seeking to escape the horrors of early holiday shopping, Hot Water Music and Bouncing Souls will head down under in December for a handful of shows in New Zealand and Australia. Click below for the dates.

The two bands have a split 7" in the works, and Hot Water Music hasn't experienced this flurry of activity in years; in addition to recently touring Europe (albeit with RKL/Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun hitting the skins in place of George Rebelo, who's currently busy with Against Me!), the band also released another live 7" and is planning a new full-length on top of that.

December 2 San Francisco Bath House Wellington, NZ
December 3 Kings Arms Auckland, NZ
December 4 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Aus
December 8 Rosemount Hotel Perth, Aus
December 9 Fowler's Live Adelaide, Aus
December 10 Metro Sydney, Aus
December 11 The Zoo Brisbane, Aus