× Austin Lucas works on new album and tours EU early 2015

Austin Lucas works on new album and tours EU early 2015

04-11-2014

The release of 'Stay Reckless', Austin Lucas latest record, marked an important moment for this young troubadour who amassed fans all over the globe. An alt-country album brimming with punk rock energy and heartland earnestness. TODAY we're happy to tell you he's working on his follow up named 'Between The Moon and The Midwest' for New West Records. ALSO we're happy to announce the first batch of tourdates in support of this album for his European tour which is set for the end of January until the beginning of March. Find all freshly announced tourdates at the bottom of this message. Aaron "Cuz" Persinger known for his time with the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will be the special guest opening the shows.

Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss’ albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children’s Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft. Singing with the conviction of a preacher bereft of his faith, Lucas tackles recurrent themes of the soul, sin as personal purgatory, and the possibility of finding redemption in this life. The fallacies of man take center stage as the righteous false prophet is denounced as a “hollow vessel with unsteady hands.” Turning the harsh light of hindsight on himself, Lucas addresses the hard lessons learned in the passing of youth, ruminating on the failures and missed opportunities, pledging, “If there’s a light shining/ Point the way there/ A straight way of walking/ I’ll be like an arrow.”

Tourdates:
2015.01.28 Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
2015.01.29 Leipzig (DE) @ Werk 2
2015.01.30 Berlin (DE) @ Cassiopeia
2015.01.31 Jena (DE) @ JG-Stadt
2015.02.03 Vienna (AT) @ Arena
2015.02.04 Pavia (IT) @ Spaziomusica
2015.02.05 Livigno (IT) @ Marcos Pub
2015.02.06 Cantu (IT) @ All 1&35 Circa
2015.02.07 Vignola, Modena (IT) @ Stones Cafe
2015.02.08 Lyon (FR) @ KraspeK Myzik
2015.02.10 Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
2015.02.11 Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
2015.02.12 Madrid (ESP) @ Siroco
2015.02.14 Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
2015.02.22 London (UK) @ Boston Arms
2015.02.23 Brighton (UK) @ The Prince Albert
2015.02.25 Venlo (NL) @ Grenswerk
2015.02.26 Aarschot (BE) @ Gasthuisschuur
2015.02.27 Eindhoven (NL) @ Wilhelmina
2015.02.28 Munster (DE) @ Gleis 22

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