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Kooks Free Download, U.S. Tour News

The British rockers will return to the States in November. Plus: get an exclusive download of the acoustic song "Junk of the Heart (Happy)"

By: Nate Brennan // August 8, 2011

Brit rockers the Kooks will support their next album, Junk of the Heart (out September 13), with a 17-date U.S. tour beginning November 15 in Philadelphia. It’ll be the group’s first trek in three years, during which time they’ve emerged as one of the hottest young bands in the U.K.

SPIN has an exclusive download of a new song – a lovely acoustic version of the album’s killer title track, which has been burning up alternative radio this summer. Download it in exchange for an email address below.

Expect the Kooks’ new material to be some of their most upbeat yet. “What we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album,” frontman Luke Pritchard tells SPIN. “Something you can listen to from front to back.”

DOWNLOAD: The Kooks, “Junk of the Heart (Happy)”

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The Kooks Tour Dates
11/15, Philadelphia, PA (Troacdero)
11/16-17, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
11/19, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
?11/20, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
?11/22, Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
11/23, Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
11/25, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
11/26, Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
11/27, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/29, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
11/30, Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
12/2, Seattle, WA (The Showbox at the Market)
12/4, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
12/7-8, Los Angeles, CA (The Music Box)
?12/13, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)