THE JAYHAWKS - UK Shows + Festivals July 2014
THE JAYHAWKS return to the UK in July
Gary Louris Tim O'Reagan Marc Perlman Karen Grotberg Kraig Johnson
The UK has always felt like unfinished business for The Jayhawks. We love coming here and we're been away for a couple of years so iIt is exciting to be back Gary Louris, April 2014.
Following their last full UK tour in 2011 and a short stop at London's Barbican Centre in 2012 The Jayhawks return for a 5 date run of shows starting at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 18th July.
Their last two visits to the UK focused on their most recent record, Mockingbird Time and the reissues of Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow The Green Grass.
2014 will see them focus on the three records: Sound of Lies, Smile and 2003's Rainy Day Music. As a bonus all three of these records will be reissued this summer in deluxe packages with bonus tracks, fresh artwork and new liner notes.
Tickets for all shows can be purchased from either the venue box office or from www.seetickets.com :
18 July - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
19 July - Summertyne Americana Festival, Gateshead
21 July - The Kazimier, Liverpool
22 July - The Assembly, Leamington Spa
23 July - Trinity, Bristol
their gorgeous pop songs will endure and the world is a better place with The Jayhawks in it. - The Independent
The fans don't just shout the titles, and cheer and sing every song; they cheer individual bits of songs! - The Guardian
Louris's mid-Western affability is infectious, and by the end of the set the crowd is singing along to every word. - NME
The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s - a memorable decade that saw the likes of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn't quite rock or country - "Hank Williams on speed" somebody once memorably called it - The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while wining the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. Named after "The Hawks" - as in "Levon and the Hawks," the name of Dylan's backing band in the 60s before they became known as "The Band" - The Jayhawks and their fellow travelers even helped make the world safe again for artists who weren't afraid to fuse traditional rock, country and folk influences into something that was both timeless and modern, just like the best American bands always have.