THE LUKA STATE ANNOUNCE ‘THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME’ – AN INTIMATE ALBUM PREVIEW TOUR
THE LUKA STATE
ANNOUNCE ‘THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME’ AN INTIMATE ALBUM PREVIEW TOUR CALLING AT LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLASGOW
DEBUT NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER – MORE SHOWS JUST ADDED
“A rush of dynamic rage and emotional catharsis.” – The Line of Best Fit
“A band whose fiery rock anthems have gone up a notch in power, passion and pace.” – Louder Than War
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 andGlasgow.
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 10am this Friday, July 22nd and will be available HERE.
OCTOBER 28th – UK, Liverpool, EBGBs 29th – UK, London, The Old Blue Last
NOVEMBER 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:
SEPTEMBER 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
OCTOBER 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)