| 2005 has so far seen Louis XIV support both Hot Hot Heat and The Killers in the States, the latter tour reuniting a partnership which first hit the road in 2004 when Louis XIV were still unsigned. In support of the release of ‘God Killed The Queen’ the band will be coming to the UK to play the following headline dates, in addition to supporting the Doves at Somerset House in London on July 6, and playing the X Tent at T In The Park on July 10: |
Live dates – July 2005:
6 LONDON Somerset House – Supporting the Doves
8 CARDIFF Barfly
9 HULL Silhouette Club
10 SCOTLAND T In The Park – X Tent
12 LONDON Barfly
14 NOTTINGHAM Stealth
15 LEEDS Cockpit
16 MIDDLESBOROUGH Empire Theatre
17 GLASGOW ABC2
18 MANCHESTER Roadhouse
19 BIRMINGHAM Bar Academy
20 LONDON Barfly
Comprised of Jason Hill (vocalist/guitarist/bassist/pianist/producer), Brian Karscig (guitarist/vocalist/bassist/pianist), and Mark Maigaard (drummer), Louis XIV began operations in April 2003. The band headed to Paris to record their debut album, Louis XIV, where the sessions were loose and spontaneous, with the band determined to capture an honest, free-spirited sonic groove by recording as few takes as possible. Such songs as title track ‘Louis XIV’ and ‘It’s The Girl That Makes Him Happy’ saw the band nailing their target sonic goal – a lo-fi, high-energy maximum R&B inspired by such heroes as T-Rex and the Rolling Stones. The album, released on their own homegrown Pineapple label, earned them critical praise and widespread radio airplay, from their native San Diego to the United Kingdom.
An electrifying live outfit, Louis XIV – now including bassist Jimmy Armbrust – saw their fanbase grow by leaps and bounds with a series of tours, supporting such like-minded artists as the Killers. As a result, the band’s self-released album and EPs have already sold upwards of 10,000 copies in the US, at shows as well as online at the band’s website www.louisxiv.net.