It seems every week, if not every day, I have a fantastic new show announcement for The Valley. This week's edition brings us Lucero, a Valley favorite judging by the last time they packed the Rhythm Room. Their sixth album and major label debut, 1372 Overton Park, is due out October 6, giving fans plenty of time for them to get it under their belt when they play The Clubhouse on November 5.
This particular tour has been dubbed the "Lucero Ramblin' Roadshow & Memphis Revue" and will see support from Jack Oblivian and John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives.
According to BrooklynVegan, 1372 Overton Park will be released on Universal/Republic Records. It will be produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem) and will feature horn arrangements by legendary Memphis session player Jim Spake (Al Green, John Hiatt, Cat Power, Solomon Burke). The album marks a decided turn toward the Memphis sound that has long informed the band's records from afar.
My guess is that this show will be packed and/or might sell out like the last time Lucero came through The Valley. Just in case any of this happens, tickets go on sale this Friday, August 7, at 10 AM. More information on tickets can be found here.
Check out Lucero's myspace at myspace.com/lucero.
Jack Oblivian's myspace can be found at myspace.com/officialjackoblivian.
John Paul Keith & the One Four Fives' myspace is at myspace.com/johnpaulkeith.