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Free Download of The Kooks’ “The Saboteur”

The Kooks, who are returning with their third studio album Junk Of The Heart, announced earlier this week that they would be offering fans a chance to unlock a brand new song. Each tweet that contained the Twitter hashtag #junkoftheheart unlocked an additional 0.01 seconds of the song. Within hours, the new song, “The Saboteur”, was already unlocked.

You can listen to and download the new song now via The Kooks’ website here.

The Kooks Announce ‘Junk of the Heart’ and US Tour Dates

UK’s The Kooks will be releasing their new album entitledJunk of the Heart on September 13th via Astralwerks Records. This will be the band’s third full-length album and their first since 2008’s Konk. On July 11th, The Kooks will be debuting the album’s lead single, the title track “Junk of the Heart”. “It’s upbeat; an album to play in the sun” frontman Luke Pritchard says of the 12-song album, “What we really wanted to do was build a proper, full album. Something you can listen to from front to back. We’re an album band and this is a journey you come on with us.”

To support the new release, the band have announced three performances in the United States. The trio of shows will take place during the end of June, directly following a series of shows around the world. The US pre-sale tickets will begin on June 1st (with passwords emailed to email subscribers of The Kooks and Astralwerks Records), while the public on-sale will begin on June 3rd for the New York City and Los Angeles shows and on June 5th for the San Francisco show. Full list of tour dates is included below.

The Kooks 2011 Tour Dates:
06/02 – Hässleholm, SE @ Siesta! Festival
06/03 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
06/04 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/07 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
06/09 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/14 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
06/16 – Istabul, TR @ Rock’N Coke Festival
06/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Trocadero
06/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/18 – St. Poeleten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/19 – Luedinghausen, DE @ Area 4 Festival
08/21 – Grossposesna, DE @ Highfield Festival