The Kooks have announced a UK arena tour for November, including a date at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The announcement follows the release of their new single Be Who You Are, one of two brand new tracks on their forthcoming Best Of… So Far album, which was released last May.

Demand for The Kooks is higher than it’s ever been, with a whole new generation of music lovers discovering their music. The band are currently wrapping up the UK leg of an extensive Best Of tour, which sold out within just a few days upon its announcement last year. Following a huge sold out show at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 13th, the band will head to Europe for further shows, followed by a show with Arcade Fire in Belfast in June.

The band’s huge hit Naive remains a constant fixture of Spotify’s Top 200, while their new single Be Who You Are has amassed 1.5 million streams in a matter of weeks. The forthcoming Best Of… So Far album includes fan favourites and classic hits such as She Moves In Her Own Way and Junk of the Heart (Happy), as well as another brand new track Broken Vow.

Of the band’s journey so far, lead singer Luke says, “It’s been the greatest pleasure to work, travel, fight, hate and love the best and most talented people I’ve met in my life. It’s the greatest job in the world and we don’t intend to stop any time soon.”



Date Venue
Thu 23rd First Direct Arena Leeds
Fri 24th Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Sat 25th Brighton Centre
Sun 26th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Thu 30th Empress Ballroom Blackpool


Date Venue
Sat 2nd The SSE Arena Wembley

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