After a sold-out US tour late last year, The Kooks are thrilled to announce their return to the U.S. in 2012 for a February/March headlining tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 20th. This will be succeeded by dates as special guests of Foster The People, of which both Central Park NYC shows have sold out five months in advance.
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.”
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.
The Kooks Tour Dates:
2/28 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
2/29 San Diego CA House of Blues
3/1 Pomona CA Fox Theatre
3/3 Vail CO SnowBall Music Festival
3/5 Indianapolis IN The Vogue
3/6 Pittsburgh PA Mr Smalls Theatre
3/7 New York NY Terminal 5
3/9 New Haven CT Toad’s Place
3/10 Providence RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
5/29 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park *
5/30 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park *
6/1 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
6/4 Grand Prarie, TX Verizon Theatre
6/6 Austin, TX The Backyard
6/7 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless (Pavilion)
6/10 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
*as special guests of Foster The People