Fresh from a successful run at the Hollywood Fringe festival where he picked up 2 awards for the premier of his show “The King of Sohoand Other Stories”, Jack Lukeman has announced the release of his new single “The King Of Soho” and original album “Magic Days”.Jack has also announced details of three shows in Dublin’s Whelan’s this December.
The first single taste from the forthcoming album is a guitar and horn fuelled stomper telling the tale of our antihero’s internal conversation as he tunnels his way out of jail and imagines all that was and will be, when he reaches the light at the end of the tunnel, with metaphor and myth riding side by side in this classic bardic tale. The song is already a live favourite and looks set to be a radio favourite too with its memorable hook and chorus.
The accompanying video, is the first of the 12 videos that have been shot for the forthcoming album. It’s gearing up to be a busy time for Jack with a return to touring duties in the UK with Jools Holland’s Big Band hitting prestigious venues like The Royal Albert Hall, plus several European dates and a run of 3 nights in Whelan’s, Dublin, where the album will be released exclusively at shows and on jacklukeman.com with a full release in the new year.
“Magic Days” will be available on pre-release from October 2016. This innovative pre-release strategy will see the new album available in 2016 only at Jack Lukeman Live shows, through Jack’s website and at An Post Pop-Up shops throughout the country (more on that to follow!). This innovative strategy is a reward system for Jack’s loyal fans who have supported him through the years while also building anticipation for retail release of the album in Jan 2017.
8 October – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow
14 October – Set Theatre, Kilkenny
15 October – Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford
21 October – Town Hall Theatre, Westport
3 November – Kamo in The Red Gallery, Shoreditch London
13 November – Barbican, Paragon St, York (Jools Holland Tour)
26 November – Royal Albert Hall, London (Jools Holland Tour)
2 December – Whelan’s, Dublin
3 December – Theater Am Spittelberg, Vienna, Austria
10 December – Motorpoint Arena, Mary Ann Street Cardiff (Jools Holland Tour)
11 December – Victoria Hals, Bagnall Street, Stoke on Trent (Jools Holland Tour)
21 December – Whelan’s, Dublin
22 December – Whelan’s, Dublin
Tickets for the shows on 2, 21 and 22 December are on sale now priced €25 plus booking fee from www.whelanslive.com and www.ticketmaster.ie