Luke Winslow-King tours this month and announces Nuits de Alligator a.o. for next year31-10-2016
Luke Winslow-King is a busy guy. Last month he released "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always" through Bloodshot Records. With his fifth record he's about to start an European tour this Friday. His tour hasn't been started yet and we are glad we can already announce a follow-up tour taking Luke to France for Nuits de Alligatorand hitting the Benelux for some club shows. See all listings below.
On "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always", his fifth album and third for Bloodshot Records, Luke Winslow-King draws from a deep, dark creative well, turning heartbreak and divorce into an inspired soundtrack for picking up the pieces.
Electric and sentimentally raw, the album is part sonic travelogue, part handbook on navigating the stages of grief. It pulses through LWK’s geographical stomping grounds, starting with the pre-war jive of New Orleans, travelling the bloodlines that flow along the Mississippi River toward the Delta bottleneck-slide, and the funky meter of Memphis R&B. Further north, it takes a right for an infusion of greasy Chicago blues, and arrives at the headwaters of his birthplace in rural Michigan for some tell-‘em-like-it-is confessionals.
The album was written and recorded while Luke and his newly formed band were on a 2015 summer tour in Italy (and later finished in New Orleans’s Parlor Studios, mixed by Colin DuPuis, engineer for the Black Keys). The New Orleans-based polymath matches a technical wizardry with a thematic immediacy detailing a relationship in freefall. The songs unfold as diary entries put to his idiosyncratic blend of roots, pop and rock. It’s a Luke Winslow-King record unlike any he’s ever done; he’s found the light in the darkness and he’s plugging in and turning up to bare his soul.
04-NOV: Torino (IT) @ Folk Club
05-NOV: Livorno (IT) @ The Cage Theatre
06-NOV: Rome (IT) @ Monk Club
08-NOV: Lugano (CH) @ Foce Lugan
09-NOV: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
10-NOV: Gijon (ESP) @ Acapulco-Casino de Asturias
11-NOV: Santander (ESP) @ El Almacén de Little Bobby
12-NOV: Santiago (ESP) @ Outono Códax Festival
14-NOV: Loule (PT) @ Bafo de Baco
15-NOV: Sevilla (ESP) @ Custom
16-NOV: Madrid (ESP) @ Chango Live
17-NOV: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
18-NOV: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
19-NOV: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Sala López
24-NOV: Bern (CH) @ Les Amis
25-NOV: Stans (CH) @ The Pillow Song
26-NOV: Amstelveen (NL) @ Amstelveen City Blues
07-FEB: Saint-Ave (FR) @ Echonova
08-FEB: Bordeaux (FR) @ Krakatoa
09-FEB: Angoulême (FR) @ La Nef
10-FEB: Paris (FR) @ Maroquinerie
11-FEB: Rouen (FR) @ Le 106
16-FEB: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg
17-FEB: Rotterdam (NL) @ Rotown
18-FEB: Lier (BE) @ Ripspique
19-FEB: Nijmegen (NL) @ Doornroosje