Friday, May 02, 2008

The Kooks on tour

If nothing else, The Kooks have got one of the coolest names. Not only that, but they just released their sophomore album Konk (maybe not the coolest album name) last month. If you're not familiar with them, well here they are. Think Arctic Monkeys with more standard song structures and family friendly lyrics. Not to say they're blah, just solid honest-to-goodness indie Brit-pop.

They're in the midst of a MASSIVE worldwide tour right now (check out the dates below) with The Morning Benders. Here are a few tracks from the album.

Visit their label Astralwerks and become their friend on MySpace.


Lily Allen - Naive (live lounge cover of The Kooks) : Jo Whiley BBC 1 Live Lounge 7-3-06

Upcoming Tour Dates

May 3 2008 Plymouth Pavillion SOLD OUT Plymouth, Southwest
May 5 2008 Dublin Castle SOLD OUT Dublin, Dublin
May 11 2008 Maidstone Radio 1’s big weekend Maidstone, London and South East
May 11 2008 Radio 1 Big Weekend Kent, London and South East
May 18 2008 San Diego House of Blues San Diego, California
May 19 2008 Los Angeles The Wiltern *SOLD OUT* Los Angeles, California
May 24 2008 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom 19+ SOLD OUT Vancouver, British Columbia
May 25 2008 George Sasquatch Festival George, Washington
May 26 2008 Portland Wonder Ballroom SOLD OUT Portland, Oregon
May 29 2008 Denver Ogden Theatre 16+ Denver, Colorado
May 31 2008 Minneapolis Fine Line Music Café 18 + Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 1 2008 Milwaukee Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jun 2 2008 Chicago Vic Theatre Chicago, Illinois
Jun 4 2008 Toronto Kool Haus Toronto, Ontario
Jun 5 2008 Philadelphia The Fillmore @ TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 9 2008 Boston Paradise Rock Club 18+ Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 10 2008 New York Terminal 5 New York, New York
Jun 11 2008 New York Terminal 5 SOLD OUT New York, New York
Jun 15 2008 Isle Of Wight SOLD OUT Isle Of Wight, South
Jun 17 2008 Palladium SOLD OUT Cologne
Jun 18 2008 Columbiahalle Berlin, Berlin
Jun 20 2008 Southside Festival Stuttgart, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Jun 22 2008 Hurricane Festival Hamberg
Jun 24 2008 HOVE FESTIVAL Arendal, Troms
Jul 5 2008 Main Square Festival Arras
Jul 6 2008 Rock Werchter Werchter
Jul 12 2008 T in the Park SOLD OUT Kinross, Scotland
Jul 18 2008 Summercase Boadilla del Monte Madrid
Jul 19 2008 Summercase Festival Parc del Fórum Barcelona
Aug 9 2008 Summer Sonic Osaka
Aug 10 2008 Summer Sonic Tokyo
Aug 16 2008 V Festival Hylands Park Chelmsford
Aug 17 2008 V Festival Weston Park Stafford


Anonymous said...

Arctic Monkeys??? I like BOTH bands and the KOOKs sound nothing like the Acrtic Monkeys(ALEX and LUKE's vocals couldn't be farther apart one is over the TOP COCKNEY and one is OVER THE TOP WHINEY both OVER the TOP COOL!!!) that comment drew my reading of your Blog to a QUICK CLOSE and KONK is a PLAY on their KOOL name switch one letter to the following letter and you get KONK!WAY KOOL!) I think its a KOOKY kinda name for a KOOKY kinda BAND!
Cheers Mate!,HenryPonds
P.S. Now go listen to both bands again and LEARN you KOOKY KID!!

Sean said...


Henry really told me what's going on.
Now my readership has dropped from 7 to 6.

Anonymous said...

Actually Konk is named after Ray Davies studio where it was recorded and the Arctic Monkeys singer has a YORKSHIRE accent not a cockney... but anyway...

Anonymous said...

I photographed the KOOKS in Los Angeles this week.
Here is a link to the photo essay on

Sean said...

Thanks for the link Anon. Those are some great b&w pics.