Fresh from a storming set at 2000trees, The Luka State are now excited to announce details of a UK intimate tour this autumn. ‘The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same’ tour will see The Luka State preview next year’s release of their eagerly anticipated second album with intimate, full-intensity shows in Liverpool, London and Glasgow.
The Luka State have been recording the album with producers Dan Austin (Biffy Clyro, You Me At Six, Pixies) and the Grammy Award-winning Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse, U2) at Liverpool’s Motor Museum and EVE near Manchester. As we’ve heard on the recent tracks ‘Bring Us Down’ and ‘Oxygen Thief’, the record will see The Luka State supercharging their sonic attack with a whirlwind of punk, alt-rock and indie references points, together with lyrics which take a savage look at social issues, as well as the us-against-them stance of being a rock band ready to take on the world. It’s a caustic cocktail in the lineage of current UK favourites IDLES, Kid Kapichi and The Blinders.
The Luka State commented, “Making this record has felt like a rebirth of the band. We feel like we’re able to channel our anxieties, our passions, our anger as well as our love for the life around us into our songs in a far more honest way than the first record.
The world’s still a mess after the pandemic isn’t it? So we didn’t want our fans having to wait 7 months until the album comes out to hear the new songs. The album’s not even got a name yet. I think we’re going to call it ‘The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same’. Not sure though.
We want to road test the new music with our die hard fans in the UK after our USA tour. London, Liverpool, Glasgow, we’re coming for you. Grab your tickets quick, though, ‘cause these venues are TINY!”
Featuring Conrad Ellis (vocals, guitar), Sam Bell (bass, vocals), Lewis Pusey (guitar) and Jake Barnabas (drums), The Luka State were formed in the small town of Winsford, location in the nether zone between Manchester and Liverpool. Their debut album ‘Fall In Fall Out’ earned support from Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X, Absolute Radio, The Guardian, Kerrang! and Rolling Stone, but they’re completely raising their game with their upcoming second record. Constantly growing and evolving, the band’s self-proclaimed attitude is, “You’re only as good as your last piece of work so you have to make this one the best yet.”
Tickets for the UK dates listed below will go on sale from 10 am this Friday, July 22nd and will be available HERE.
28th - UK, Liverpool, EBGBs
29th - UK, London, The Old Blue Last
12th - UK, Glasgow, Attic
In the meantime, The Luka State are ready to jump in the van and embark upon the adventure of a lifetime when they embark upon their debut North American headline tour in September. The dates are:
12th - USA, New York, Mercury Lounge
13th - USA, Washington D.C., DC9
15th - Canada, Montreal, Le Belmont
16th - Canada, Toronto , Adelaide Hall
17th - USA, Albany, Empire Underground
19th - USA, Detroit, Pike Room at The Crofoot
20th - USA, Columbus, The Basement
22nd - USA, Chicago, Beat Kitchen
23rd - USA, Louisville, Louder Than Life Festival
24th - USA, Nashville, The End
25th - USA, St Louis, The Old Rock House
27th - USA, Austin, Mohawk
28th – USA, Dallas Tx – Club Dada
29th - USA, Wichita, WAVE
30th - USA, Denver, Lost Lake Lounge
3rd - USA, San Diego, The Casbah
4th - USA, Los Angeles, Venice West
5th - USA, Berkeley, Cornerstone
7th - USA, Anaheim, The Parish at House of Blues
8th – USA, Phoenix, AZ _ Pub Rock (NEW DATE)
11th – USA, Oklahoma OK, Pony Boy (NEW DATE)
13th – USA, Atlanta GA, Masquerade (NEW DATE)
16th – USA, Carrborr NC, Cat’s Cradle (NEW DATE)