The Kooks are set to release their long-awaited fifth studio album, ‘Let’s Go Sunshine‘, on August 31 via Lonely Cat / AWAL Recordings. The album is brash and bold with songs that mix melancholy and euphoria. The band has released two new songs off the album, “No Pressure” and “All The Time” and will embark on a sold- out US tour beginning May 21 in Boston, MA at the House of Blues and wrap June 7 in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern. The Kooks will also be hitting cities across Europe this summer, including shows opening up for The Rolling Stones. Please see full tour routing below.

With the roar of their recent sold-out UK arena tour still echoing in their ears and more than one billion streams under their belts, The Kooks reach to claim their place in the Great British Songbook with ‘Let’s Go Sunshine‘. It’s a bold long player that distils their timeless sound into its purest form while pushing it forward into a more expansive and mature space. It’s as moving, energizing and timelessly melodic record and incisive in its portrait of modern British urban life. The heart and soul of the record lies in its hymns of lost innocence, fading relationships and the process of break-up and recovery. It’s the sound of an ambitious, confident band stepping out and making a statement with their definitive album. Let’s Go Sunshine sees the band cement their status as true bastions of British guitar pop and take their rightful place at the top table next to the celebrated bands that influenced them in their infancy, over a decade ago.

Discussing the process behind creating the album, lead singer Luke says: “This one was about defining who we are, we were asking the questions. It was a fractured start, we went into the studio in 2015 continuing down the path we set out on our last studio album Listen and discovered it wasn’t what we wanted to make and wasn’t really The Kooks. So, we scrapped it and started again. I really went on a mission to write the best songs I’d ever written before bringing them to the band, I stewed over every word. It had to be our “Rubber Soul,” “Lola,” “Definitely Maybe.” Proper British lineage. I came from a dark place at the start had a lotta heartbreak and then falling in love in the middle of the album, the lyrics reflect that. From “Fractured and Dazed” to “No Pressure.” It’s gotta be our most exciting album, and it should get you dancing.

Let’s Go Sunshine – Tracklisting
1. Intro
2. Kids
3. All The Time
4. Believe
5. Fractured and Dazed
6. Chicken Bone
7. Four Leaf Clover
8. Tesco Disco
9. Honey Bee
10. Initials For Gainsbourg
11. Pamela
12. Picture Frame
13. Swing Low
14. Weight of the World
15. No Pressure

US Tour Dates
May 21 House of Blues Boston, MA
May 22 Terminal 5 New York, NY
May 23 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
May 25 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
May 26 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
May 29 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
May 30 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
June 1 The Showbox Sodo Seattle WA
June 2 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
June 4 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
June 5 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
June 6 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
June 7 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA

European Tour Dates
June 17 Pinkpop Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 22 Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany*
June 23 Hurricane Festival Germany
June 24 Southside Festival Germany
June 30 Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena Germany*
July 4 Rock For People Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
July 6 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
July 13 NOS Alive Lisbon, Portugal
July 19 FIB Benicassim, Spain
August 10 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary
August 12 Summer Well Festival Buftea, Romania
August 16 FM4 Frequency Sankt Polten, Austria
August 24 Reading Festival UK
August 25 Leeds Festival UK
September 1 Electric Picnic Ireland

*Indicates opening for The Rolling Stones