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THE KOOKS RETURN TO THE U.S. AS SPECIAL GUEST OF FOSTER THE PEOPLE TOUR IN MAY/JUNE
· Toddstar on May 10 2012 22:28:11
Tour News

 THE KOOKS RETURN TO THE U.S.

SPECIAL GUEST OF FOSTER THE PEOPLE TOUR IN MAY/JUNE

After a sold-out U.S. tour this spring, The Kooks are returning this summer!  They will headline shows in Boston and Clifton Park, NY before hitting the road with Foster The People. The run of U.S. tour dates kick off with a May 26th headline show in Boston and end on June 10th in Columbia, MD alongside Foster The People, plus two already sold-out shows at New York’s Rumsey Playfield/Central Park.  The band will also be making a stop on June 8th at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival! (full tour schedule below)

Their latest Astralwerks release, Junk of the Heart was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Belle & Sebastian), and recorded in The Sound Factory (Los Angeles) and Sarm Studios (London).  The band’s third album sees The Kooks solidifying their position as a bona fide album band with trademark killer hooks from their undeniable first single “Junk Of The Heart (Happy)” to the electro dub of “Runaway” and the infectious new radio single “How'd You Like That.” “Junk Of The Heart (Happy)” kicks off the new album with a dramatic breakbeat, and builds across acoustic guitar and warm washes of synth before collapsing into a chorus that won’t soon leave you.

The band recently made three TV appearances including performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,  The Late Show With David Letterman as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live!   The band also appeared on MTV’s 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield and performed on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic as well as Soundcheck on WNYC. Lead singer Luke Pritchard also has his own column on The Huffington Post.

Junk of the Heart
follows The Kooks’ multi-platinum debut, Inside In/Inside Out (2006) which peaked at number two in the UK Album Charts and its platinum selling UK number one follow-up, Konk (2008).  The Kooks have sold over 2 million records globally.

“You will be exhausted in the best possible way by the time they leave the stage” – Buzzine.com

“ emotionally tactful, pop-rock gold – the sort of tunes that will sustain The Kooks as makers of their own mark… as their career inevitably reaches new heights.” – OC Register

The Kooks Tour Dates:
5/26               Boston, MA                House Of Blues
5/27               Clifton Park, NY         Northern Lights
5/29               New York, NY            Rumsey Playfield/Central Park – SOLD OUT *
5/30               NewYork, NY             Rumsey Playfield/Central Park – SOLD OUT *
6/01               Columbus, OH            LC Pavilion – SOLD OUT *
6/04               Grand Prarie, TX       Verizon Theatre *
6/05               Austin, TX                   The Backyard - SOLD OUT *
6/07               Atlanta, GA                 Verizon Wireless (Pavilion) *
6/08               Manchester, TN         Bonnaroo Festival
6/10               Columbia, MD            Merriweather Post Pavilion *

*as special guests of Foster The People

http://www.thekooks.com
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