“I think what pops out to me most about Daniel is he has such a keen musical sensibility and broad taste for such a young kid. He’s far beyond where Matt and I were at his age.” – Brad Shultz (Cage The Elephant)
Dan Luke and The Raid have announced tour dates opening for UK singer-songwriter Declan McKenna throughout August in cities including Detroit, Columbus, New York City, and Columbus (full dates below). Tickets for these dates are on sale now and available here.
The band has also premiered the music video for their song “Black Cat Heavy Metal” via an Entertainment Weekly “Breaking Big” feature which highlights artists “topping the charts, going viral, and ruling our earbuds.” EW says “Black Cat Heavy Metal” sounds “both retro and futuristic” and compares the Bowling Green, KY band to “The Beatles at their “Helter Skelter”-heaviest, early My Morning Jacket, [and] Pavement.” Watch Dan Luke & the Raid’s music video for “Black Cat Heavy Metal” here.
Since debuting “Black Cat Heavy Metal” on June 8th, the song has been added to Spotify’s “The New Noise” (240K Followers) and “Garage Jams” (80K followers) playlists and has garnered over 100K spins. Additionally, the song was played on Sirius/XM station XMU on the 8th of June as part of Cage The Elephant’s Summer listening Musts and was played on Sirius/XM Alternative Nation on the Advanced Placement Program.
Dan Luke and The Raid is a five-piece psych pop band from Bowing Green, KY consisting of Daniel Shultz, Kendrick Brent, Patrick Stewart, Dylan Graves, and Anthony Joiner. Shultz and Brent have been playing in bands together since high school, cutting their teeth playing house parties and the bars that would take their fake I.D.’s. Shultz also happens to be youngest brother of Matt and Brad Shultz of the Cage the Elephant. Growing up Shultz was always weary of the inevitable comparisons between him and his brothers, however, overcoming that fear is what enabled him to find his own sound. Check out the single ‘Black Cat Heavy Metal’ from their Debut EP ‘Be Good’ due out summer 2017.
Dan Luke and the Raid Tour Dates W/ Declan McKenna
Tickets Available Here: http://www.declanmckenna.net/
7/29: Bowling Green, KY@ SOKY Fair
8/5: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
8/6: Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
8/8: New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
8/11: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
8/13: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
8/14: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
8/15: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
8/26: Louisville, KY @ Kaiju