March 8, 2016 – Breakout act of the year Lukas Graham will head to Austin next week to perform at South by Southwest 2016 as debut single “7 Years” is solidifying its status as a worldwide smash. The track is taken from the highly-anticipated self-titled debut album, which has a new release date of April 1, 2016 and is available now for preorder.
With 200 million global streams, “7 Years” is now #1 on the U.S. iTunes Chart and has jumped to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single is in the Top 20 at Top 40 radio and is rapidly approaching the Top 10 at Hot AC, with airplay at over 300 stations across six different formats. Similarly around the world, “7 Years” is #1 in Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, Ireland, and in the U.K., where the song has held the #1 spot for four weeks and counting.
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 lyrics always at the core.
Lukas Graham is available for preorder now, with three instant grat tracks already available – hit single “7 Years,” “Mama Said,” and the heartfelt tribute to his father, “You’re Not There.”
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 confirmed SXSW showcase schedule and the dates for the sold out U.S. headline tour to see Lukas Graham and his band live this spring.
Lukas Graham at SXSW 2016:
March 15 12:15 pm Spotify House 1501 E. 6th St.
March 16 4 pm MTV Woodies Festival 305 S Congress
March 17 9:30 am KGSR SXSW Live Broadcast The W Austin
March 17 6:40 pm YouTube Music Experience Coopertank
Lukas Graham North American Tour:
Remaining tickets on sale now at http://smarturl.it/LukasGrahamEvents
March 28 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *SOLD OUT*
March 31 Los Angeles, CA Resident *SOLD OUT*
April 3 Montreal, QC Petite Campus *SOLD OUT*
April 4 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground *SOLD OUT*
April 11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *SOLD OUT*
April 12 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *SOLD OUT*
April 14 San Francisco, CA POPSCENE @ Rickshaw Stop *SOLD OUT*
April 16 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room *SOLD OUT*
April 18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater *SOLD OUT*
April 20 St Louis, MO The Firebird
April 21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *SOLD OUT*
April 22 Detroit, MI The Shelter *SOLD OUT*
April 24 Norfolk, VA Norva Theater
April 25 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
May 3 Dallas, TX House of Blues – Cambridge Room *SOLD OUT*
May 5 Atlanta, GA Vinyl *SOLD OUT*
May 6 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley *SOLD OUT*
May 8 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall *SOLD OUT*
May 9 New York, NY Highline Ballroom *SOLD OUT*
May 11 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade *SOLD OUT*
May 12 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *SOLD OUT*