Listen (Deluxe Edition)
Virgin EMI Records
US Tour Dates
10/02 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre*+
10/04 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*+
10/06 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*+
10/07 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer+
10/08 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live+
10/09 Huntington, NY - The Paramount +
* With Halsey + With Priory
The Kooks at Metro, Chicago (05 May 2007)
photo by Brody
What I wrote about them in 2007 was that they stole their name from a David Bowie song, and at the time only had one album Inside In/Inside Out... so as expected, they basically played the entire album live:
The Brighton band is back in the States, supporting their fourth studio album Listen, which came out 8 September 2014 via Virgin EMI Records. This is the band's first album to feature new drummer Alexis Nunez who joined in 2012.
Here are some information on the openers for this 2014 US tour dates:
Halsey: Room 93
Portland's Priory is currently on tour with The Kooks. The duo (Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears) met in a flophouse in Portland... and the two had a hit with "Weekend" (Warner Bros.), which debut strong on the alternative radio charts for its first week. TIME dubbed them as 'Artist You Should Be Listening To Right Now.'
Playing this Saturday, October 4th, is Christopher Owens at the Turf Club in St Paul. Opening up the show will be Liam Hayes is Chicago composer and performer.
Laura, who caught Owens in Minneapolis last year, described the show as covering his entire discography of recorded music: Girls' 'Album', 'Broken Dreams Club', & 'Father, Son, Holy' Ghost', as well as his own 'Lysandre'.
For this 2014 tour, it would seem that he has a new album A New Testament, which came out September 30th.
3 Oct - Chicago, IL – Park West *
4 Oct - St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
7 Oct - Seattle, WA – Neumos Crystal Ball #
8 Oct - Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
9 Oct - Portland, OR – Star Theater #
11 Oct - San Francisco, CA – Great American #!
10 Nov - Comet Club, Berlin
11 Nov - Paradiso Nord, Amsterdam
12 Nov - Le Badaboum, Paris
13 Nov - Trix, Antwerp
15 Nov - Kazimier, Liverpool ~
16 Nov - Stereo, Glasgow ~
17 Nov - Deaf Institute, Manchester ~
18 Nov - Lantern, Bristol ~
19 Nov - Islington Assembly Hall, London ~
*with Liam Hayes
# with The Tyde
! with Carletta Sue Kay
~with Corey Bowen
Progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria's In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 is being re-issued on vinyl on Equal Vision Records/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on October 21st.
As part of promoting the reissue, the band is out on a very successful tour - having sold out many of their dates, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc.
10/02/14 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/04/14 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
10/05/14 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/06/14 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
10/07/14 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
w/ Thank You Scientist
Portland's Wampire's new album Bazaar is coming out October 7, on Polyvinyl Records, but I believe you can stream it now via Noisey. You can probably bet money that the duo will be playing tracks from the new album when they stop in at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis this Otober 4th.
Bands listed to appear are Montreal's Tops, described as "equal parts girls and guys, delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop", and also local artist Suzie, aka Mark Ritsema, with his new album Born Single.
10/02 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake %
10/03 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge %
10/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
10/06 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency %
10/07 - St. Louis, MO @ Demo %
10/08 - Nashville, TN @ The End %
10/09 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
10/10 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean %
10/11 - Detroit, MI @ Jumbo's %
10/12 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog %
10/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar %
10/15 - Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange %
10/16 - Boston, MA @ The Church %
10/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right %
10/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy %
10/21-10/25 - CMJ
10/27 - Washington, DC @ DC9 %
10/28 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room %
10/29 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 %
10/30 - Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge %
10/31 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar %
11/01 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs %
11/03 - Dallas, TX @ City Tavern %
11/04 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain %
11/05 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace %
11/07 - Salt Lake City @ The Garage
11/08 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
* w/ Temples
# w/ Fever The Ghost
% w/ TOPS