Lukas Graham Announce Headline Tour as Hit Single '7 Years' Skyrockets On Charts
Lukas Graham, on the verge of becoming this year's breakout act, will embark on their first ever North American tour this spring. Kicking off March 28 in Los Angeles, the tour is in support of their highly-anticipated self-titled U.S. debut, out March 25 via Warner Bros. Records. Now available for preorder, the album features "7 Years," the breakthrough lead single that showcases their distinct blend of soul, pop and alternative.
With over 120 million streams on Spotify globally, "7 Years" has jumped to #43 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on the iTunes Singles Chart, #14 on the Spotify Global Top 50 and #4 on the Shazam Worldwide Chart. Similarly, the single is already Top 20 at Hot AC with over 200 adds across multiple formats.
Watch the official video for "7 Years" here
Growing up in Christiania - an autonomous artists' enclave in the center of Copenhagen with no cars, streetlights, or police, and few personal luxuries - shaped singer Lukas Graham Forchammer's dynamic sound. "Our scope away from home was so huge," he says. "Instead of making up a pretty little love story about some girl I like, I end up singing about my boys in jail and how I feel. It's easier for me to be honest about who I am than to start making up some fairytale."
For the debut album, that honesty is centered largely on remembering his father, as Lukas turned to his writing as a means to cope with and understand that loss. The result is 11 tracks filled with emotion, powered by Lukas' soulful vocals and pop melodies but with his engaging and heartfelt lyrics always at the core.
From his early Scandinavian success to what has rapidly become widespread acclaim across the globe, Lukas is always alongside his "boys" in the band - Mark "Lovestick" Falgren (drums), Magnús "Magnúm" Larsson (bass), and Kasper Daugaard (keyboard) - childhood friends who play an integral role in both the musical process and the live performance. See below for the list of confirmed U.S. tour dates to see Lukas Graham and his band live this spring.
Tickets for the U.S. headline tour will be on sale starting February 12, with more dates and news still to come.
Lukas Graham North American Tour
March 28 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
March 31 Los Angeles, CA Resident
April 3 Montreal, QC Petite Campus
April 4 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
April 11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
April 12 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
April 14 San Francisco, CA POPSCENE @Rickshaw Stop
April 16 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
April 18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
April 20 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
April 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 22 Detroit, MI The Shelter
April 24 Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
April 25 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
May 3 Dallas, TX House of Blues - Cambridge Room
May 5 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
May 6 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley
May 8 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
May 9 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
May 11 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
May 12 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall