CROOKS UK ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR AND HOMETOWN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Crooks UK, hailing from Cheltenham, UK, has just announced a new European headline run. The tour will kick off on February 20 and will take the band throughout Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Austria, and Czech Republic. The band is touring in support of their incredible debut full-length, Are We All the Same Distance Apart, which was released on October 30 and premiered via Kerrang!
“It was important to us that we would start off our album campaign in mainland Europe. We’ve played most of our shows as a band over there, and look forward to going over every time. It’s going to be the first headline run we’ve done in almost two years, and we cannot wait to start playing these album tracks live,” shares guitarist Alex Pay. “For this tour, we will be playing every single track from Are We All the Same Distance Apart. It’s the first time we’ve really sat down and thought about how the set sounds as a whole, rather than just two or three songs at a time. This is just the start of our touring for this album. We can’t wait to play these songs all over the place!”
The band has just wrapped up a European tour with Our Last Night and will soon head out on a UK run supporting Coheed and Cambria and Glassjaw. To date, Crooks UK has toured and shared stages with the likes of Mallory Knox, Hands Like Houses, Transit, Gallows, Your Demise, Marmozets and Basement. All upcoming tour dates can be seen below, with additional dates to be announced in early 2016.
Crooks UK also recently premiered videos for “Schöne Seele”, “A Few Peaceful Days”, and “May Be”, all of which can be seen now at youtube.com/equalvision.
Are We All the Same Distance Apart is available physically HERE and digitally via iTunes, Spotify, and more. The album was produced by Dan Lancaster (Bring Me The Horizon, 5 Seconds of Summer), with Nick Scholey and James Bragg; And mixed and mastered by Lancaster, as well.
Crooks UK is comprised of Josh Rogers (vocals), Alex Pay (guitar, vocals), Jacob Dutton-Keen (bass), Oli Bendall (guitar), and Jack Batchelor (drums).
Rogers’ transfixing vocal range stands out among the chaotic instrumental fervor on the album, effortlessly gliding from a rich, raspy tone to a truly stunning and delicate falsetto, and is framed perfectly by a welcome balance of exceptionally intricate drumming and lush, airy guitarwork.
Crooks UK (album release show) w/Bad News and Floorboards
Jan 16 Cheltenham, UK @ Frog & Fiddle
Coheed and Cambria w/Glassjaw and Crooks UK
Jan 31 Cardiff, UK @ Uni Great Hall
Feb 01 Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Feb 02 London, UK @ Forum
Crooks UK w/Boston Manor
Feb 20 Mechelen, BE @ Club Kamikaze
Feb 21 Köln, DE @ Underground
Feb 22 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Feb 23 Copenhagen, DK @ HusetKBH
Feb 24 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
Feb 25 Dessau, DE @ Beat Club
Feb 26 Prague, CZ @ 007
Feb 27 Graz, AT Explosiv
Feb 28 München, DE @ Backstage
Feb 29 Karlsruhe, DE @ Stadtmitte