Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Duke Spirit


The UK’s captivating indie rock band The Duke Spirit are making their triumphant return to American shores this summer for a string of cross country headlining dates and very special festival appearances. While the Dukes’ said farewell to the states for the month of June to play the UK’s finest summer festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, and the Wireless Music Festival, the band’s return to the US finds them as commanding as ever with performances at All Points West, multiple Download Festivals, and the New American Music Union Festival as well as a return to NYC to play Webster Hall with friends Supergrass.

When not busy plotting their North American trek, The Duke Spirit has managed to secure the highly coveted TV promo spot for the NBA playoffs featuring Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and The Duke Spirit’s track “Wooden Heart.” These special ads aren’t the only place you’ll catch The Duke Spirit on television this summer – they will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 22nd. The band has recently finished the video for “Lassoo” off their sophomore album Neptune, which was released in April 2008 via Shangri-La Music (link below). USA Today’s Edna Gunderson calls the song “a feral yet glam guitar-blitzed stomper.” Another track off Neptune, “The Step and the Walk,” is garnering some well deserved attention, heating up radio waves from Los Angeles to New York to Seattle to San Diego to XM and Sirius. 

The UNKLE Remix of the “The Step and the Walk” is available exclusively through iLike at 

Don’t miss this chance to catch The Duke Spirit live! 

Check out the new video for “Lassoo” here

U.S Tour Dates 
7/15 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern W/KBZT
7/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Hammer Museum (Indie 103 show) – FREE 
7/19 Mountain View, CA @ Download Festival @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 
7/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Download Festival @ GIBSON Amphitheatre 
7/22 Los Angeles, CA The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 
7/23 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 
7/24 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 
7/26 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
7/28 Hollywood, CA @ Amoeba (instore)
7/30 New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Supergrass
8/1 Philadelphia, PA @ WXPN/World Café – FREE 
8/1 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint (NEPTUNE Live From Neptune, NJ) 
8/2 Camden, NJ @ Download Festival @ Tweeter Center
8/4 Baltimore,MD @ Ottobar 
8/5 Boston, MA @ T.T. The Bear's 
8/8 Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West Festival @ Liberty State Park 
8/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ New American Music Union Festival @ SouthSide Works
8/10 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley 
8/12 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
8/13 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick 
8/14 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle