Keep Your Eye on This One: Jake Bugg
UPDATE: Fall U.K. Tour
Jake Bugg announced today an autumn tour of the United Kingdom, which will see him play the largest venues he has played in his young career. Set to kick off October 19 in Bournemouth at the Bournemouth International Centre, the tour will hit the following cities and venues:
Jake Bugg Fall 2013 U.K. Tour Dates
|10/19/2013||Bournemouth||UK||Bournemouth International Centre|
|10/23/2013||London||UK||Brixton O2 Academy|
Tickets for all of the shows go on sale starting February 21.
UPDATE: Reading & Leeds Festival
Jake Bugg, who is currently in the middle of a headlining tour across the United Kingdom, has been added to the impressive bill of the Reading and Leeds Festivals, set to take place August 23 through August 25 at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds.
Tickets for both locations, Reading and Leeds, are on sale now.
Reading & Leeds Festival Tickets
He’s the same age (or younger) than his fellow countrymen One Direction, but to listen to Jake Bugg you’d think he’d already amassed a history far outstripping and belying his 18 years. Maybe it’s the old-soul lyricism of his latest single, “Two Fingers,” which includes the refrain: “I’m an old dog but I’ve learned some new tricks, yeah.” Maybe it has something to do with his folksy timbre, reminiscent of Bob Dylan, that’s like Julia Roberts’ cheshire grin or the bump in Owen Wilson’s nose: an atypical, unpolished feature that defines the allure of the whole. There’s nothing poppy, synthesized, auto-corrected, or hidden behind great hair (though he’s got that going for him, too) about Bugg. Similar to other Brit imports Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling, he likes to use banjos, inject a little bluegrass and inspire ’60s-era comparisons like our aforementioned nod to Dylan. If he isn’t the anti-1D, the anti-Bieber, the antidote to the boy-band resurgence – he’ll inspire his own teenage hysteria, if in a more reflective type of adolescent girl – he’s a pretty cool breath of nu air.
Bugg hasn’t made much of a mainstream splash here in the States, though with Rolling Stone magazine’s recent, brief spotlight, he’s on track to gain wider recognition. For the curious in NYC, you can try to catch him live at The Slipper Room on December 6. We’ve also got tickets for an early January show in California, just before he heads out on his official 2013 tour of the UK. Check out our full list of discount links below, and keep scrolling for more info and video on this artist worth keeping your eye on.
Jake Bugg Tickets 2012-2013
Jake Bugg Tour Dates 2012-2013
|12/6/2012||New York||NY||The Slipper Room|
Jake Bugg Past Setlist
|2||Love Me The Way You Do|
|4||Seen It All|
|5||Ballad of Mr Jones|
|6||Someone Told Me|
|7||Note to Self|
|8||Simple As This|