Kula Shaker announce one-off London show

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15 Aug 2022, 13:29

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The Britpop veterans are back in December.

Kula Shaker have announced details of a one-off show in London.

This year saw the band return to touring for the first time since 2016, and release their bonkersly titled sixth album, 1st Congregational Church of Eternal Love and Free Hugs.

Is bonkersly a real word? No. But it should be.

The gig takes place at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 8th, and frontman Crispian Mills said of the performance; “We only had time to play a handful of UK shows this summer so we wanted to wrap the year up with a special show in our hometown.

He continued; "It's a chance to say thank you to our fans. We’re planning a few surprises and a new single release before Christmas, so ‘come on down’ as they say…”

Music fans might note that December 8th is also a significant date for Beatles and John Lennon fans [Lennon was murdered on December 8th, 1980], and Kula Shaker have said that "we’re going to mark the occasion with some tributes and celebrations of [Lennon's] music.”

It is being reported that the group have recorded a new cover of Lennon’s 1971 protest song, ‘Gimme Some Truth', which they plan to release to coincide with the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire show.

If you want to see the show, tickets are set to go on general sale from here at 9am on Friday (August 19th).

You'd be bonkersly to miss out (that doesn't really work, sorry).