Kooks Reschedules North American Tour

The Kooks broke the news to fans this week that the British pop rock band has postponed its North American autumn tour to spring 2018. A statement from the group explained that the guys are “deep in to recording” new music.

Here’s the full statement: “We’re sorry to say we have unfortunately had to postpone our upcoming tour until next spring. We’re deep in to recording our new album at the moment, and we’re super keen to have it done in time to give you guys the first listen on the rescheduled dates next year. Unfortunately, however, next month is the only time we have available to finish recording. We’re so, so excited about coming to play these new songs (and the oldies too!) for you, and we hope you understand. We’re very sorry, and we love you dearly!

“All tickets will remain valid for their corresponding show, though refunds are available from point of purchase. Unfortunately we have not been able to reschedule the New Haven and Sacramento shows, but we’ll keep on trying!

“Big love, The Kooks. x”

Luke Pritchard of The Kooks
James P. Hendershot
– Luke Pritchard of The Kooks
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

The North American tour will now kick off May 21 at Boston’s House of Blues. The East Coast portion of the excursion includes gigs in New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The Kooks’s only show in Canada is scheduled May 29 at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.

After playing Chicago, the band heads to the West Coast for shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.

While you wait for new music from the group you can check out The Best Of … So Far, a collection that includes singles and fan favorites such as “Naïve,” “She Moves In Her Own Way” and “Bad Habit,” along with two new songs.

 “‘Be Who You Are,’ a new single from the decade-old group, is one of their most instantly likable tunes, winning favor with its hummable chorus and the quirky, upbeat singing of lead vocalist Luke Pritchard,” Time’s Raisa Bruner writes. “Just in time for spring, there’s something refreshing about their brand of sunny, uncomplicated rock.”