The Kooks announce Summer tour dates

By on May 7, 2014

The Kooks

The Kooks have announced a string of tour dates this summer spanning North America. The band will be playing a handful of dates on the East Coast, as well as making appearances in Los Angeles and at summer festivals including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. The tour goes on sale beginning May 9, and more dates will be announced in the coming weeks. For the band’s full itinerary, please see below.

 

Recently, The Kooks debuted the new song “Around Town” live to television audiences on the UK’s Alan Carr Show. It’s a performance you have to see to believe, with the band’s signature high-energy live show enhanced with innovative lighting to create a surreal mixture of black-and-white transitioning into color live as you watch. Check out the performance and dramatic visual effects here.

 

The Kooks – Around Town (on Alan Carr: Chatty Man)

“Around Town” is the second single from eagerly anticipated new album Listen following the swaggering first single “Down.”

 

“Around Town” is another shift away from classic Kooks into unchartered territory and was the first track written for the forthcoming album. The new music video for “Around Town” will be revealed soon.

 

Listen is out September 2nd via Astralwerks. Produced by young hip hop pioneer Inflo and Luke Pritchard, it showcases a new direction and sound for the multi platinum selling UK act.

 

“To me,” Luke says, “this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we’d always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural.”

 

Listen is made up of 11 tracks (the Deluxe has 15), with highlights including the street-smart garage rock of “Bad Habit,” the powerful and haunting “See Me Now,” and the incandescent joy of “Are We Electric.”

 

 

The Kooks On Tour

Jul 26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

Jul 27 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club

Jul 29 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Aug 01 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

Aug 03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

Aug 04 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Aug 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Aug 09 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

LISTEN / SHARE

Around Town https://soundcloud.com/kooksmusic/around-town

Down https://soundcloud.com/kooksmusic/down-1

 

New album Listen out September 2nd

 

   

Full track listing of Listen is:

 

1. Around Town
2. Forgive & Forget
3. Westside
4. See Me Now
5. It Was London
6. Bad Habit
7. Down
8. Dreams
9. Are We Electric
10. Sunrise
11. Sweet Emotion  

 

Deluxe Edition:

 

1. Around Town
2. Forgive & Forget
3. Westside
4. See Me Now
5. It Was London
6. Bad Habit
7. Down
8. Dreams
9. Are We Electric
10. Sunrise
11. Sweet Emotion
12. Murderer
13. Icons
14. Keep Your Head Up
15. Backstabber
16. Down [Music Video]

 

The Kooks Down EP Out Now on Astralwerks

 

Track listing

1. Down

2. Hooray For Henry

3. Hold On

4. Melody Maker

Buy it on iTunes

 

 

The Kooks are: Luke Pritchard – vocals and guitar, guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Pete Denton and drummer Alexis Nunez.

www.thekooks.com

 

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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