HOT ON HEELS OF WOMEN & WORK ALBUM,
LUCERO HEADS OUT ON SUMMER TOUR OF U.S.
Lucero will embark on a summer tour carrying them to all corners of America in support of their current album Women & Work. Summer dates commence June 20 in Carrboro, NC, and the band will wend its way east, through the Heartland, out through the Rockies, out west for Hootenanny, and back through the Southeast and Midwest.
Lucero will also work with director Jonathan Pekar, head of the film department at Memphis' legendary Ardent Studios, on their first music video. In the clip, the band is partying with friends on the banks of a beautiful lake. All hell breaks loose when the band finds their van is missing. But instead of being furious, they get into the party spirit and much fun-loving destruction ensues.
Integrating horns, pedal steel guitar, all manner of keyboards, and even a full-on gospel chorus, Women & Work is a fully realized musical extravaganza. Drawing inspiration from Delaney & Bonnie's obscure first album, Home, on the Stax label, Lucero's ambivalence about tradition has been replaced by an exuberant embrace. Women & Work is like Arcade Fire baptized in Joe Cocker and Leon Russell's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, then warmed with Don Nix’s Alabama State Troupers.
Lucero Summer Tour Dates
Wed., June 20 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
Thurs., June 21 WILMINGTON, NC The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
Fri., June 22 BALTIMORE, MD Ram's Head Live
Sat., June 23 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Orion Music & More (curated by Metallica)
Sun., June 24 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
Tues., June 26 HUNTINGTON, WV VClub
Wed., June 27 TOLEDO, OH Mickey Finn's Pub
Thurs., June 28 BLOOMINGTON, IL The Castle Theater
Fri., June 29 ST. LOUIS, MO Plush
Sun., June 30 KANSAS CITY, MO Crossroads KC
Mon., July 2 OMAHA, NE The Waiting Room
Tues., July 3 BOULDER, CO Boulder Theater
Wed., July 4 BELLVUE, CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Thurs., July 5 TELLURIDE, CO Sheridan Opera House
Sat., July 7 SILVERADO, CA Hootenanny
Sun., July 8 PIONEERTOWN, CA Pappy & Harriet's
Tues., July 10 LAS VEGAS, NV Beauty Bar
Fri., July 13 LOUISVILLE, KY Forecastle Festival
Fri., July 27 ASHEVILLE, NC Bele Chere Festival
Sat., July 28 LEXINGTON, KY Buster's Billiards & Backroom
Sun., July 29 CHICAGO, IL Wicker Park Festival
Mon., July 30 DeKALB, IL Otto's
Sat., Aug. 18 BEAVERTON, MI Stereoterra Music Festival
Lucero Tour Dates