Walker Lukens is set to tour this spring, kicking off in Mobile, AL on April 13th and wrapping up May 17th in Oklahoma City. The tour will hit several more stops along the way, including SXSW, SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival, and select dates supporting Spoon.
Last fall, Walker Lukens released Tell It To The Judge via Modern Outsider Records. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, the record brings together some of Walker’s most prominent tracks to date, such as “Every Night” and “Lifted”, with new tunes for fans to enjoy. The album is now available via Billboard, Spotify, iTunes, & Amazon.
Walker has been called “one of the best songwriters in Texas” (Free Press Houston.) The Austin-based, Houston-bred singer, multi-instrumentalist has been called “wonderfully inventive” (NPR World Cafe,) a “non-sexually intimidating version of Prince’” (Austin Chronicle,) and a “veteran balladeer with sudden indie rock ambitions” (Indy Week).
In 2013, Walker released his first full length record Devoted, garnering praise from outlets like NPR’s All Songs Considered, American Songwriter, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, and Billboard. The word spread far and wide, taking Lukens all over the US with his backing band The Side Arms, made up of Kyle Vonderau (guitar), Zac Catanzaro (drums, percussion), Mckenzie Griffin (vocals, keyboard, percussion), and Grant Himmler (bass, vocals).
After meeting Spoon drummer Jim Eno in a bar, Walker & The Side Arms started recording new music at with him at his studio, Public Hi-Fi. Their first collaboration, ‘Every Night,’ has been streamed over a million times now. Their second collaboration, ‘Lifted’ from Never Understood EP (Modern Outsider) spent 11 weeks in total on the specialty commercial radio charts, including 5 weeks in the Top 5 and 3 weeks at #1.
Mar 8 - Ruston, LA @ Sundown Tavern
Mar 9 - Shreveport, LA @ Remington Suite Hotel
Mar 10 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
Mar 11 - Austin, TX @ Vox Media SXSW Showcase
Mar 16 - Austin, TX @ Kitty Cohen's
Mar 17 - Dripping Springs, TX @ Plum Creek Sound: From The Hills With Love
Apr 13 - Mobile, AL @ SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival*
Apr 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
Apr 17 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*
Apr 18 - Richmond, VA @ Stranger Matter*
Apr 19 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House*
Apr 20 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
Apr 22 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub*
Apr 23 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern*
May 13 - Nashville, TN @ The Ryman*^
May 14 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City*^
May 16 - St. Louis @ The Pageant*^
May 17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly*^
* = Newly Announced
^ = w/ Spoon