The Kooks announce Summer tour dates

Music News | May 7th, 2014

The Kooks

The Kooks have a brand new album called Listen that will be coming out September 2nd via Astralwerks. There has been some singles out there so far to prep you for their latest release. Their sound seems to be going through some changes (not sure I like it yet). They also announced North American dates for the Summer. They will be playing Terminal 5 in NYC on July 29th.

“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.”

Tour Dates:

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

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

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