ADD A NEW LONDON DATE TO THEIR MAJOR UK DECEMBER TOUR 2016 TO CELEBRATE THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL ALBUM ‘K’.
THEY WILL PLAY THE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME.
THEY HAVE ALSO JUST ANNOUNCED A MAJOR US TOUR IN SEPTEMBER.
2016 marks 20 years since Kula Shaker exploded into the UK Britpop Scene with their million selling debut album K.
Their brand of rock with an esoteric mix of psychedelic riffs and ideas, full of Eastern mysticism and full-tilt performances made them the most unique (often termed eccentric) of the Brit Pop bands in the Nineties.
2016 has seen the band back performing and every review of their live shows today, still revere their energy and intense live performances as witnessed at the Roundhouse earlier this year and subsequent dates.
“Govinda” sung entirely in Sanskrit and the only Sanskrit top 10 UK single ever, is still chanted by the crowds that attend the shows.
“Tattva”, “Hey Dude”, through to the hit single “Hush” are all explosive tunes binding everyone in anarchic pogoing unity as the years fall away.
Kula Shaker will play the following UK dates in December 2016:
Thu 1 Dec Oxford O2 Academy
Fri 2 Dec Bournmouth O2 Academy
Sat 3 Dec Nottingham Rock City
Mon 5 Dec Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Tues 6 Dec Guildford G Live
Thu 8 Dec London O2 Forum, Kentish Town
Fri 9 Dec London O2 Forum, Kentish Town NEW
Sat 10 Dec Manchester Albert Hall
Mon 12 Dec Birmingham O2 Institute
Tues 13 Dec Bristol O2 Academy
Wed 14 Dec Liverpool O2 Academy
Fri 16 Dec Newcastle O2 Academy
Sat 17 Dec Leeds O2 Academy
Sun 18 Dec Glasgow ABC O2
Kula Shaker will also play the following international shows in 2016:
02 Spain, Vida Festival Barcelona
14 Italy, Florence, Anfiteatro delle Cascine
15 Italy, Rome,Villa Ada
16 Italy, Rimini ( Verucchio), Sagrato della Collegiata
23 Fuji Japan
24 Jisan S.Korea
29 Taipai Taiwan
12 Spain, Sonorama Festival Catalonia
13 Spain, Ve De Valares @ Playa De Balares PONTECESO A CORUNA
23 Italy, Regio Emilia Festival
25 Italy, Asolo,Ama Festival
26 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
27 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe
29 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
30 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
2 Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
4 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
5 Portland, OR – Star Theater
7 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8 Los Angeles, CA – Roxy
9 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
5 Germany Weissenhauser Strand Rolling Stone Weekender Folkert Koopmans
6 Germany Cologne Kantine
7 Germany Frankfurt Batschkapp
21 TOKYO ZEPP DIVERCITY
22 TOKYO LIQUID ROOM
24 OSAKA HATCH
Tickets and information at www.kulashaker.co.uk
Kula Shaker are the great heretics of British Psych Rock, named after a ninth century Indian emperor. 2016 they comprise original members and the ever youthful Crispian Mills (vocals / guitars) / Alonza Bevan (bass) / Paul Winterhart (drums) and with newer addition, Harry Broadbent (keyboards)
Reminiscing, the band reflected on the K era; “I’ve got some good memories of that first run of success,” says Crispian with a smile… “We played TFI Friday with Arthur Brown. He set his head on fire and shouted ‘Don’t Panic, It’s Just The End Of The World’ in front of millions of viewers. At that point, I thought we’d done something useful with our time at the top.”
“To be honest, I can’t remember much about it all,” adds bassist Alonza Bevan, “But it was great to be a part of something that had such a reach and that genuinely affected people. It was also nice to get an ancient Indian hymn on Radio 1 in the UK. I can’t see that happening now.”
“When we’re all playing together in a room, nothing beats it,” says drummer Paul Winter-Hart, recalling sweaty pre-recording rehearsals in Westbourne Grove.
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