The Kooks have announced a three-show run of Australian tour dates for later in the year, belatedly celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album, Inside In /Inside Out.
The Brighton band will perform the album in full at all three shows, as well as selected tracks from across the rest of their six-album catalogue (including their forthcoming 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark record).
The shows begin in Brisbane on Tuesday October 4, when The Kooks perform at the Fortitude Music Hall. They’ll head to Melbourne next, playing Festival Hall on Thursday October 6, before wrapping up at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday October 12.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale at 12pm AEST this Friday (July 15), with a pre-sale running from the same time a day earlier. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
The Kooks released Inside In /Inside Out in January of 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, the band released a special edition of the album to celebrate its 15th anniversary – it featured a fully remastered audio mix (helmed by Gorillaz and The Killers collaborator John Davis) as well as a series of previously unheard demos and alternate takes.
While they’re in the country, The Kooks will headline this year’s edition of Grapevine Gathering, a music and wine festival that is, as its name implies, held in wineries across regional Australia. They’ll play all five dates of the travelling festival, appearing alongside the likes of 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 from it have been released in the form of two three-song EPs – ‘Connection’ and ‘Beautiful World’, both of which are named for the key track featured – as well as the single “Cold Heart”.
The Kooks play the following Australian tour dates in 2022:
October 4 – Brisbane, Fortitude Music Hall
October 6 – Melbourne, Festival Hall
October 12 – Sydney, Enmore Theatre.