Mr Jukes announces details of UK/European autumn tour featuring largest show to date at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
The debut album God First out 14th July
“A globetrotting, genre-hopping sound” – Evening Standard
"An old-school feel while creating an entirely new experience” - Pitchfork
"Soulful, brassy...joyous" - Fader
Mr Jukes – the solo project of Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club – has announced details of an autumn UK and European tour, including his largest headline show to date at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
With his debut show at London’s Village Underground on the 11th July selling out in under 24 hours, and having performed two intimate ‘An Evening With Mr Jukes’ shows at The Slaughtered Lamb that sold out within hours of being announced, Mr Jukes will play the following shows later in the year:
Monday 18th September – Brighton Concorde 2
Tuesday 19th September – Bristol The Marble Factory
Wednesday 20th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday 22nd September – Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 23rd September – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 24th September – Manchester Academy 2
Monday 25th September – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
Tuesday 26th September – Amsterdam Paradiso
Wednesday 27th September – Berlin Musik & Frieden
Friday 29th September – Paris La Boule Noire
Says Jack of the tour and live set up: "Can't wait to play this album live! I've somehow found myself with a nine piece band, no electronics just organic soulful horns, vocals, keys, drums and me on bass. Come check it out."
Fans can gain early access to tickets for the tour from 9am on Wednesday 12th July by pre-ordering the debut album ‘God First’ before Tuesday 11th July at 4pm. You can pre-order the album from http://store.universalmusic.com/mrjukes/
This August will also see Mr Jukes play his first festival show at Japan’s Summer Sonic.
Mr Jukes will release his debut album ‘God First’ via Island Records on the 14th July. The album places Jack centre stage as an artist, composer, producer and sample-hound and features collaborations with De La Soul, Horace Andy, Lianne La Havas, BJ the Chicago Kid and Charles Bradley.
Jack on making the album: “On Mr Jukes I have the freedom to go right to the end of any idea I might have so if I want to use, say, a Grant Green sample and have Charles Bradley singing over it, I can do that. It’s been very exciting.”
That freedom certainly seems to be paying off – ‘Angels/Your Love’ and ‘Grant Green’ have been Mistajam’s Hottest Record’s in the World on Radio 1, both have gone Top 5 on Spotify’s Viral Chart and been playlisted by 6Music. Newest release ‘Leap of Faith’ was a World Record on Beats1 and his debut headline show at London’s Village Underground on the 11th July sold out in under 24 hours. All of this has been coupled with key tastemaker support from the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, Wonderland, Fader and DIY.