The Kooks have announced a series of three Australian tour dates for later in the year, belatedly celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album, “Inside In/Inside Out”.
The Brighton-based band will perform the album in its entirety at all three gigs, along with selected tracks from the rest of their six-album catalog (including their upcoming ’10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark’).
The stint will begin in Brisbane on Tuesday October 4, when The Kooks perform at Fortitude Music Hall. They will then travel to Melbourne, playing at Festival Hall on Thursday October 6, before concluding at Sydney’s Enmore Theater on Wednesday October 12.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale at 12 p.m. AEST this Friday, July 15, with pre-sale starting the same time a day earlier. Find tickets here and see more presale information here.
The Kooks released “Inside In/Inside Out” in January 2006. It spawned six of the band’s biggest singles, including “Naïve”, “She Moves In Her Own Way”, “You Don’t Love Me” and ‘Ooh La’.
Last June they released a special edition of the album to celebrate its 15th anniversary – it included a completely remastered audio mix (conducted by Gorillaz and The Killers collaborator John Davis) as well as a series of previously unreleased demos and alternate grips.
While in the country, The Kooks will headline this year’s edition of Grapevine Gathering, a music and wine festival that, as the name suggests, is held at wineries. from across regional Australia. They will play all five dates of the traveling festival, alongside Confidence Man, Ball Park Music, Peking Duk and Jack River.
’10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark’ is due out in full on July 22 via Lonely Cat and AWAL. Seven tracks were released from it in the form of two three-song EPs – “Connection” and “Beautiful World”, both named after the key track featured – as well as the single “Cold Heart”. You can pre-order the album here.
The dates for the Kooks’ Australian tour in 2022 are:
Tuesday 4 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall
Thursday 6 – Melbourne, Festival Hall
Wednesday 12 – Sydney, Enmore Theater