Jack Lukeman’s got the “Fox News Blues” and has released the song and accompanying video to coincide with the American election. “Fox Blues News” is the B-Side of his current single “The King Of Soho” taken from his upcoming album “Magic Days” released on Friday 27 January 2017.
According to Jack, “The Fox News Blues is a reaction against the comical fear mongering negative nature of modern news. It’s important to be informed but to be inundated with bad news is not good for the soul.You have got to love more than you hate and the world is far more beautiful than it is ugly. Hate and fear on the hour every hour is exhausting. Watch out for the energy vampires.”
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 Soho and Other Stories”, Jack Lukeman announced the release of his new original album “Magic Days”. Jack is also set to perform three special shows in Dublin’s Whelan’s this December on 2, 21 and 22 December with tickets on sale now from www.whelanslive.com.
“The King of Soho”, the first single taster 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 off 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 and radio favourite with its memorable hook and chorus. The accompanying video, where can be viewed here, 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 Dublin’s finest venue, Whelan’s, 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 now, the innovative pre-release strategy will see the new album available in 2016 only at Jack Lukeman Live shows. 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.
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
9 December – Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise
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