Ok Go have announced the dates for a UK tour in January 2010.
The new shows follow the band’s sole UK date of this year, which took place at Cargo in London last night (September 22).
Expected to play songs from their forthcoming album ‘The Influence Of The Blue Ray Of The Sunlight And Of The Blue Color Of The Sky’, the tour will coincide with the album’s release, which is due around the same time.
The follow-up to 2005’s ‘Oh No’ – which featured ‘Here It Goes Again’, made famous by it’s ‘treadmill’ video – was recorded with The Flaming Lips‘ producer Dave Fridmann.
“There’s a lot of ‘Purple Rain’ [Prince Album] on this record — an album I haven’t stopped listening to since I got it when I was 11,” singer-guitarist Damian Kulash said to Rolling Stone. “It’s not so much that we headed in a new direction. I think we’ve just expanded the guitar-rock ideas from our teens, and we’re starting to get at more root-level influences.”
Ok Go will play:
Norwich Waterfront (January 11)
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (13)
Concorde 2 Brighton (14)
O2 Academy Sheffield (16)
O2 Academy Liverpool (17)
O2 ABC Glasgow (18)
Meanwhile the band will also feature on the ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ soundtrack which was announced yesterday (September 22).