Lucero Family Picnic announcement from Brian and the band

  |   News, Tour

hey everyone, brian here…
we got one day before we head out for six weeks of glorious and if the air in the van ain’t fixed yet, very hot touring!
before we head out though i thought i’d let everyone know what’s been going on so far.
we’ve been in young ave. sound working on some new songs and doing some demos, hopefully we’ll be playing most of them out in the next month or two!
that and it looks like we’re ready to start selling tickets to the 2nd annual lucero family picnic in batesville,ar. on sept.13th,
we got some old friends like cory branan and the good fear and some new friends like justin townes earle and jason isbell and more, it looks like it will be one hell of a day!
henry danger venable’s room is painted and thanks to everyone who sent gifts, we appreiciate it…
the dates for ben’s solo tour in the fall are up and it looks like he’s getting to play with some amazing special guests, i’m a little jealous anyway!

so get ready to drink out and rock up, we can’t wait to see everyone out at the shows…
thanks again,

Read More – Lucero Shake Loose in Chicago

  |   News - Lucero Shake Loose in Chicago

On the heels of an over-the-top performance Saturday night at a Chicago street festival, Lucero returned to treat a crowd of true believers with a secret, unannounced show at the Empty Bottle last night (June 1). The band’s beer-soaked rock’n’roll was right at home at the intimate venue, and lead singer Ben Nichols took full advantage by keeping a running dialogue with the tipsy denizens all night. And when he sang, “Some nights don’t pan out at all, some nights are gold,” from the rarely played “Hearts on Fire,” it was obvious which side of that equation the audience was on.

It clearly wasn’t the tightest set, but to fret would be to miss the point entirely. This was an evening to have a drink together, to share laughs and sing along with the band, evident in the raised, clinking pint glasses and off-kilter group shouts. And before finishing things off with a rousing version of “Tears Don’t Matter Much,” off 2003’s That Much Further West, Nichols thanked the Empty Bottle “for putting up with our shit, since we’ve been drinking since 1:30 P.M.” The glowing crowd, who had put in some hours themselves, didn’t mind a bit.

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