Do You Wanna Tour NYC With The Kooks?

During their last US tour, Los Angeles residents were able to catch The Kooks busking in the streets for Sidewalk Sets. Now, New York fans of UK wunderkinds The Kooks will have the opportunity to win a seat on a very special rock and roll tour of New York, and be witness to some outdoor performances of their own.

One day ahead of the band’s show at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 10th, the Kooks are treating a handful of lucky contest winners to a guided tour of the city’s most famous (or infamous) rock and roll sights, and will be taking their guitars along for the ride. It could possibly be the first acoustic show on the top of a double-decker bus New York City has ever seen. The tour will finish up at the Apple Store in Soho, where the band will be playing a free in-store show.

Courtesy of Astralwerks, 101.9 WRXP, VisitBritain, and Time Out New York, the grand prize winner will scoop two round trip flights to NYC, hotel accommodation for three nights, two seats on the double-decker tour bus with tour guide Matt Pinfield (101.9 WRXP morning show DJ, former MTV VJ), two spots at the in-store performance at the Apple Store in Soho, and two tickets to see The Kooks live at Central Park Summerstage on September 10th.

To enter, head to the Kooks’ official website. Contest rules/regulations can be found at Astralwerks.

Keep your eye out for the soon-to-be-released “Gossip Girl” soundtrack, featuring “Do You Wanna,” the second single from KONK. The album hits stores in September.

Tour Dates:
Sep 04 – Clinton, NY – The Annex at Hamilton College *
Sep 05 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda *
Sep 06 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Festival
Sep 08 – Washington, DC – 9.30 Club
Sep 09 – New York, NY – Apple Store, Soho
Sep 10 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield Central Park *+
Sep 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony #
Sep 13 – Boston, MA – WFNX Disorientation
Sep 14 – Providence, R.I – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *
Sep 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
Sep 27 – Phoenix, AZ – KEDJ-FM Edgefest
Sep 29 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ^
Sep 30 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre (18+) ^
Oct 02 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues ^
Oct 03 – Houston, TX – Meridian ^
Oct 04 – Austin, TX – Antone’s ^
Oct 05 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom ^
Oct 07 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant ^
Oct 08 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court ^
Oct 09 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre ^
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre ^
Oct 12 – Cincinatti, OH – Bogarts ^
Oct 14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
Oct 21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo ^
Oct 22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^
Oct 24 – Sacramento, CA – Empire
Oct 25 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre ^
Oct 27 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues ^
Oct 28 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium ^
Oct 31 – Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Café

* w/ Illinois
+ w/ stellastarr*
^ w/ The Whigs
# w/ The Wombats

The Kooks: website | myspace | KONK review | live review | contest rules

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