Kooks For Fall Tour

 

Gettin’ kinda kooky….

By Blurt Staff

 

 They’ve barely completed their May/June
US tour yet Britain’s
Kooks are clearly bent on American domination with the announcement of a fall
tour. If you want to get in on the internet presale you’ll have to head over to
Ticketbastard, er, Ticketmaster today – your password will be kooksfalltour. (Amazon
customers who were past Kooks buyers will get a special email letting them know
that they have their own presale code for tickets.) Tickets are available to the
general public this Friday, June 27.

 

Last December, BLURT’s own Zachary Bloom
had this to say about the band in concert:

 

 

“Unlike many of their tuneful
countrymen, The Kooks aren’t interested in
echoing early-‘80s post-punk; much like Supergrass stood out amid the boozy
swirl of Britpop, these boys draw from British Invasion’s embrace of tweeness,
against a scene where that’s become anathema to so much of what’s topping the
Top of the Pops…. The Kooks may leave even a
passionate listener with the sense that what they do best is slightly ape
really wonderful songs you already know to create a batch of wonderful songs
you should know. (Some might argue that as long as the melodies are fresh, it
doesn’t really matter—and this would get a lot of young bands off the hook.)
But it seems that now they’ve got their footing, these boys are ready to launch
off in their own direction. The lone and unnamed new song debuted during the
evening didn’t bring to mind other acts the way some did; with its catchy vocal
hooks and chiming guitar, it simply sounded like The Kooks.”

 

 

 

So there ya have it!

 

Kooks Tour Dates:

 

September 4th – Clinton, NY – The Annex at Hamilton College
– private show
September 5th – Montreal, QC – Club Soda – all ages –
September 6th – Toronto, ON – Virgin Festival – all ages –
September 8th – Washington, DC – 9.30 Club – all ages –
*September 10th – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield Central Park Summerstage –

*September 12th – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony – all ages –
*September 15th – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory – all ages –
September 30th – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre – 18+ –
*October 2nd – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – all ages –
*October 3rd – Houston, TX – Meridian – all ages –
October 4th – Austin, TX – Antone’s – all ages –
October 5th – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom – all ages –
*October 7th – St Louis, MO – The Pageant – all ages –
October 8th – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court – all ages –
*October 9th – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre – all ages –
*October 11th – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre – all ages –
*October 12th – Cincinatti, OH – Bogarts – all ages –
*October 14th – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – all ages –
*October 21st – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – all ages –
*October 22nd – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – all ages –
October 24th – Sacramento, CA – Empire – all ages –
*October 25th – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre – all ages –
*October 27th – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues – all ages –
*October 28th – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium – all ages –

(*indicates Ticketbastard venues)

 

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