Albert Hammond Jr. will play several dates this coming January with 19 year old English rocker Jake Bugg. The tour will include stops in New York and Los Angeles as well as covering cities that Hammond Jr. recently played to promote his EP AHJ . These shows, following a solo U.S. tour and sold-out U.K. run, will continue to celebrate the release of AHJ, which was praised as Hammond Jr.’s best solo work to date.
Hammond Jr. has released two critically acclaimed albums with The Strokes, 2011’s Angels and this year’s Comedown Machine. Of his inspirations for AHJ, The Strokes guitarist said “Once you play music for a living, you’re always thinking about stuff. Conversations with friends and things you hear in movies – things come up and become lyrics. Hearing other people’s songs becomes like competition – you hear something and mentally you want to beat it. Life in general is pretty inspiring.” AHJ was produced, engineered and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Gus Oberg and recorded at Hammond’s two studios, Broome Street in Manhattan and One Way Studios in upstate New York.
AHJ is available for purchase here.
Tour dates are as followed:
January 9th: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
January 10th: New York, NY – Terminal 5
January 11th: Boston, MA – House of Blues
January 12th: Montreal, QC – Metropolis
January 14th: Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
January 15th: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
January 17th: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
January 18th: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
January 21st: Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Annex Theater
January 22nd: Portland, OR – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
January 23rd: Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
January 24th: Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
January 28th: Dallas, TX – House of Blues
January 29th: Houston, TX – House of Blues