LUCKY CHOPS Release 8-Bit “Temple of Boom” Video to Celebrate The Facebook 1million

Joining the Facebook “Million” club as an independent artist is no easy feat… Being a brass/woodwind/drums band joining that same club? The stakes get even higher.  But that is exactly what explosive brass/woodwind/drums five-piece LUCKY CHOPS did this week.  Racking up over a million fans on Facebook, these native New Yorkers have worked hard in the trenches (in their case, the NYC subway system) to build into the musical powerhouse that they have become, selling out upwards of 2,000 capacity venues worldwide. Watch here

“We never could’ve imagined our little brass band from high school would end up touring the world with an amazing and supportive global fanbase,” says trombonist Josh Holcomb.  “To celebrate our milestone of hitting 1,000,000 Facebook followers (!!), we’ve released our first ever animated music video.”

Culled from their latest release, WALTER EPwhich was released earlier this year, the fan favorite “Temple of Boom” captures the band in a dynamic brassy romp which The Prelude Presscalls “dirty, fun and filled to the brim with groove”. The 8-bit animated video mimics Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers and Activision’s Pitfall, with each band member tackling different arcade challenges and teaming up to battle a five-eyed creature with their musical instruments as their lethal weapons.

After cementing their indie chops performing last weekend with Third Wave American ska favorites Streetlight Manifesto at Chicago’s Riot Fest, Lucky Chops continues to build their story and garner new fans (as evidenced by the Facebook surge). Currently on a continental tour with beloved Gypsy Punk band Gogol Bordello (they play two consecutive nights at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club beginning tonight), they will circle North America before jumping to Europe for a string of dates before ending the year at the just announced pair of homecoming shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on December 28th and 29th (full list of dates below).


9/20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/21  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
9/22 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
9/23 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
9/25 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
9/26 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
9/27 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9/29 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
10/2 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
10/3 Columbus, OH @ Newport
10/4 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
10/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/8  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/19 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
10/20 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/21 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
10/23 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
10/24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/27 Des Moines, IA @ Wooley’s
10/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
10/30 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
11/1 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/2 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
12/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
12/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

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