23March2017

‘Hosts’ New Zealand Tour

By luke thompson

New Zealand, I can’t believe its been two years since my last tour! I’m sorry it has been so long. While I was away I released my new album ‘Hosts’. I am so proud of this record, it has been a calming presence in my life and I hope it has been something for some of you too. I am really looking forward to trying to reproduce this album on this tour the way it was made. I’ll be with some of my favourite people in my favourite country in my favourite season in some of my favourite venues! Bring it on. I hope to see some of you out there!

TICKETS

AUCKLAND MAY 5th / The Vic theatre / AUCKLAND TICKETS

TAURANGA MAY 6th / Vinyl Destination / TAURANGA TICKETS

(Tauranga Tickets also available instore at ‘Vinyl Destination’ and ‘Folk’)

TE AWAMUTU MAY 11th/ Walton Street / TE AWAMUTU TICKETS

WELLINGTON MAY 13th / Meow / WELLINGTON TICKETS

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10January2017

‘Hosts’ finalist for NZ Music Award

By luke thompson

Such a thrill to be nominated for best folk album at the NZ music awards.

I have never won or even been nominated for an award before, nor have I really ever cared about them. But it is strangely awesome to be recognised and I’m especially excited that more people might hear this record!!

Congrats to finalists Graeme James and Guy Wishart.

Here’s a cool interview that I did with Finn from Second Hand News about the nomination and the album.

4December2016

Porch Sessions Summer Tour (Australia)

By luke thompson

So so thrilled to be hitting the raod this summer in Australia with The Porch Sessions, the Adelaide backyard concert dream team are taking their little adventure on the road. I am so lucky be part of this tour with my pals Stu Larsen and Tim Moore. We will all be caravaning around and playing music in some backyards from SA to NSW. Shows in Adelaide, Robe, Port Fairy, Lorne, Melbourne, Baccas Marsh, Wollongong and Sydney. See you there!!!

Dates / Tickets / More info HERE

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2December2016

Mokum Sessions

By luke thompson

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to sing a couple of songs for Mokum Sessions in Amsterdam. Here’s a live version of ‘The Climb, the Fall’ in a park in Amsterdam. This is a funny little song, that I really didn’t think too much of when I wrote or released, but it has snuck its way to 1.5 million streams on Spotify this year!! I also did another song with them which you can find on youtube. Thanks for having me Mokum Sessions, see you next time!

 

6August2016

Europe shows

By luke thompson

So excited to be coming back to play some shows in Europe later this month. Here are the dates and the cities below. Hopefully see some familiar faces out there!!

26th AUGUST – AACHEN – Living Room Concert (Germany)
27th AUGUST – COLOGNE –  Tee de Cologne  (Germany)
1st SEPTEMBER – MUNICH – Südstadt  (Germany)
2nd SEPTEMBER – ZURICH – Living Room Concert (Switzerland)
3rd SEPTEMBER – ST GALLEN –  F o l k C a f é (Switzerland)

 

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24July2016

New album ‘Hosts’ Out Now

By luke thompson

Hey mates, I am so excited to finally release this new album. It’s called ‘Hosts’. I made it accidentally last year while I was working in a cafe taking some time off from music. It all started as this excited / strange feeling that I could make something cool using only an old electric guitar (that I had recently fixed) and my voice. It was fun and different and I am really proud of it. I hope it finds you and you enjoy it. Please feel free to share it around with your friends. Thanks to my wonderful family and friends who let me hide away in my obsession while I made this for many months and ignored everything else x

You can check it out at these places and many more. Luke x

iTunes  /  Spotify  /  Soundcloud  /  Bandcamp

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9June2016

The Paper Kites Support Tour – (Australia June / July)

By luke thompson

I am so so so happy and excited to announce that I will be supporting The Paper Kites on their upcoming Australian tour ‘Midnight’!! These guys have been a favourite band of mine for a while and their latest record ‘Twelvefour’ is honestly one of the best i’ve heard in years. So yes, very much looking forward to contributing to their awesome night. Details / Tickets here – http://thepaperkites.com.au/tour-dates/

June 23 / SYDNEY / Enmore Theatre

June 24 / MELBOURNE / Athenaeum Theatre

June 25 / BRISBANE / The Tivoli

July 1 / PERTH / Astor Theatre

July 2 / ADELAIDE / Norwood Town Hall

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9June2016

We have been living on the road now for a little over two months…

By luke thompson

although it feels like years. We have learnt so so much but still really don’t have a clue what we are doing. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to a show in a Australia over the last two months! The tour finished up in Adelaide a few nights a go with a beautiful show. What a fun tour! Also an massive thank you to all the people who have helped us out along the way, given us a places to stay, fed us and shown us the ropes. Strangers and friends alike. It has been astounding to experience such kindness and hospitality. Its not always easy to be on the receiving end and has been a learning curve and has easily been the most surprising and amazing part of this journey so far. Thank you x

I spent the last few days doing very average repair jobs on our caravan getting ready for our next 2000km journey this week. See you out there mates. Luke

P.S My next tour is such an exciting one…..

P.P.S new music coming out real soon

25March2016

Australian Tour April / May

By luke thompson

 

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I’m very happy to officially announce my first headline tour in Australia for 2016!! Can’t wait to get over there and play for you again!! Only a few days til we leave now! It was so great to meet so many people last month on the Passenger tour. Such a cool time with an amazing group of people!

Tickets are on sale now from the tickets page above. www.lukethompsonmusic.com/tickets

These are all really great, small venues (Melbourne & Sydney are already moving pretty quick so be in to win) Some awesome support acts to announce soon! If you have any friends who might be interested in coming along please feel free to share the link with them:) See you soon mates.

P.S. Perth dates coming soon

14February2016

Passenger Tour Australia

By luke thompson

So excited for this Aus !!  www.passengermusic.com

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'Hosts'

Released 15th July 2016
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Listen on Spotify

'Strum Strum'

Released 9th April 2015
Buy on iTunes

Listen on Spotify

'To The Common Dark'

Released 15th November 2012
Buy on iTunes

Listen on Spotify

SHOWS

AUCKLAND
FRIDAY MAY 5th
The Vic Theatre (Devonport)
Doors 8pm
Tickets from Tickets page

TAURANGA
SATURDAY MAY 6th
Vinyl Destination
Doors 7pm
Tickets from Tickets page

ATE AWAMUTU
THURSDAY MAY 11th
Walton Street
Doors 7pm
Tickets from Tickets page

WELLINGTON
SAT MAY 13th
Meow
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets from Tickets page

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