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[News] Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced

After a fantastic 10th year for Bonnaroo 2011, the festival is back for year number 11 and ready to rock your face off from June 7-10, 2012. This year's festival lineup is packed to the brim with a ton eclectic artists including: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Aziz Ansari, Childish Gambino, Alice Cooper, Fiest, Black Star, tUnE-yArDs, Bad Brains and more. Additionally, The Beach Boys will be performing as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The final lineup for Bonnaroo will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages during the four-day fest. So far they've released a nice chunk of the lineup, but we can excpect more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Saturday, February 18th at 12pm EST over on Bonnaroo.com.

You can watch ESPN's John Anderson announce the lineup below and peep the full list of the first chunk of the lineup after the jump.

 

2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
 
Radiohead
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Phish
The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David
Marks
Bon Iver
The Avett Brothers
The Shins
Foster The People
Skrillex
Aziz Ansari
Dispatch
Feist
The Roots
Alice Cooper
SuperJam
Black Star
The Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars
Ludacris
Ben Folds Five
Flogging Molly
Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid
Mac Miller
Childish Gambino
Major Lazer
tUnE-yArDs
Afrocubism
Flying Lotus
Umphrey's McGee
Little Dragon
St. Vincent
City and Colour
The Civil Wars
Young The Giant
Two Door Cinema Club
Punch Brothers
NEEDTOBREATHE
Fitz & The Tantrums
Bad Brains
Yelawolf
Dawes
Battles
Danny Brown
The Black Lips
SBTRKT
Phantogram
Kendrick Lamar
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
The Kooks
The Joy Formidable
The Antlers
Kathleen Edwards
Mimosa
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Alabama Shakes
Das Racist
Delta Spirit
Gary Clark Jr.
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Laura Marling
Trampled by Turtles
Mogwai
The War On Drugs
Ben Howard
Grouplove
Blind Pilot
ALO
The Devil Makes Three
White Denim
EMA
Here We Go Magic
K-Flay
The Lonely Forest
Mariachi El Bronx
Big Freedia
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
The Soul Rebels
Kvelertak
SOJA
Steven Bernstein's MTO Allstars Plays Sly
Big Gigantic
Sarah Jarosz
Orgone
Darondo
Fruit Bats
Moon Taxi
 
More artists to be announced soon.

[Listen] The Kooks - "Pumped Up Kicks" (Foster The People Cover) Radio One's Live Lounge

The Kooks were today's musical guest of choice in Radio One's Live Lounge and they decided to cover the summer anthem that we've previously seen big hitters Weezer cover, you know the one I'm talking about, it's Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks". A little bit of a shaky start from Luke but after 30 seconds the songs picks up pace and works pretty well. I've always found Luke's live vocals to be a little 'off' at times so give it a listen for yourselves below and let us know if you approve.

[News] The Kooks Add US Tour Dates

In addition to their previously announced tour dates in Europe, Brit rockers The Kooks have announced even more tour dates to fill up the rest of their year. This time around, the band will be heading stateside to support their next album Junk of the Heart, which hits stores on September 13th. The band will be going on a 17-date U.S. tour beginning on November 15th in Philadelphia. It'll be the group's first trek in three years, during which they've emerged as one of the hottest young bands in the U.K.

Expect the Kooks' new material to be some of their most upbeat yet. "What we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album," frontman Luke Pritchard tells SPIN. "Something you can listen to from front to back." SPIN also has an exclusive download of a new song — an awesome acoustic version of the album's killer title track, which has been burning up alternative radio this summer. Download it in exchange for an email address below.

You can check out the band's Fall tour dates after the jump.

 

The Kooks Tour Dates

September
30th                  GLASGOW, Barrowlands
October
Sat 1st         MANCHESTER, Academy
Mon 3rd      NEWCASTLE, Academy
Tues 4th       HULL, City Hall
Wed 5th      CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Fri 7th           PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
Sat 8th         BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Sun 9th        LEEDS, O2 Academy
Tue 11th      LONDON, Brixton O2 Academy

US Tour Dates

11/15, Philadelphia, PA (Troacdero)
11/16-17, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
11/19, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
11/20, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
11/22, Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
11/23, Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
11/25, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
11/26, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
11/27, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/29, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
11/30, Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
12/2, Seattle, WA (The Showbox at the Market)
12/4, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
12/7-8, Los Angeles, CA (The Music Box)
12/13, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)

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[Watch] The Kooks - "Is It Me"

After waiting three long years for a new album from The Kooks, the wait is finally coming to an end! The band is set to release their first single from their highly anticipated upcoming album, Junk Of The Heart on September 5th, courtesy of Virgin. The single is called "Is It Me", which you can check out via the player above. I don't know about you, but I have missed Luke Pritchard's voice and lyrics so much in the past three years. It's so good to have him and the boys back with fresh material.

Junk Of The Heart is scheduled to drop a week after "Is It Me", on September 12th. At the end of September the band will start a tour in the UK, which we're almost certain will extend elsewhere in the coming months, so check back here for more info.

Dates after the jump!

The Kooks Tour Daes

September
30th                  GLASGOW, Barrowlands

October
Sat 1st         MANCHESTER, Academy

Mon 3rd      NEWCASTLE, Academy

Tues 4th       HULL, City Hall

Wed 5th      CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange

Fri 7th           PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall

Sat 8th         BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy

Sun 9th        LEEDS, O2 Academy

Tue 11th      LONDON, Brixton O2 Academy

 

[News] The Kooks Dish About New Album Details

The wait is finally over! The Kooks are back! Not only is the band back in action, but they have a new album scheduled to drop this fall! The eagerly anticipated new album, Junk Of The Heart is due to hit shelves on September 12 via Virgin Records in the UK and on the 13th via Astralwerks in the US. The debut single of the same name will drop in the US on July 11th, with a UK release on August 28th.

The band have started the summer with a handful of low-key pop up shows in the UK and will soon be playing shows in the US. You can have a peep at the select few shows after the jump. Details on a UK tour will be announced shortly, so check back here for more updates.
 

22nd June – Slims, San Francisco

23rd June – Troubadour, LA

27th June – The Bowery Ballroom, New York