The Kooks let fans take over

Band end London gig with stage invasion and impromptu jam…

THE KOOKS’ LONDON show on September 1 ended not just in a stage invasion, but in a band invasion too.

The Brighton newcomers were playing at the London Islington Academy when fans stormed the stage at the end of their set, prompting the group to hand over their instruments and let the crowd have a go.

“There was a huge stage invasion at the end,” an eye-witness told NME.COM. “By the end of it kids were playing The Kooks’ instruments and everyone was singing along. It was really fun, the band seemed to love it.”


Kooks singer Luke Pritchard told NME.COM: “It was crazy. Someone jumped up, grabbed the mic off me and started singing. Then everyone else piled on. Someone grabbed a guitar and tried to play it – talk about freeform!”

The band are now set to head out on tour supporting The Subways. Both bands play the following dates:

Brighton Event (October 12)

Norwich Waterfront (13)

Hull University (14)

Leeds Cockpit (15)


Newcastle University (17)

Dundee Fat Sams (19)

Aberdeen Moshulu (20)

Glasgow Garage (21)

Cambridge Junction (24)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (25)

Oxford Brookes University (27)

Bristol Anson Rooms (28)

Exeter Lemon Grove (30)

Cardiff University Solus (31)

Manchester Academy 2 (November 2)

Liverpool Academy 4 (3)

Sheffield Leadmill (4)

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