Locksley will wrap their current tour with Rooney this month and are preparing to re-issue their debut album “Don’t Make Me Wait” with two exclusive new bonus tracks.
Feature Records will release the re-issue of “Don’t Make Me Wait” on Sept. 9th via Fontana Distribution as a “true testament to the band’s longevity.”
Self-released in 2007, the band took the true D.I.Y approach and were able to land highly coveted spots on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as placement of their hit single “My Kind Of Lover” in J.J. Abrams’ much anticipated Cloverfield.
From a Locksley press release:
Without the support of a major label system the band was able to accomplish unprecedented success based on the merit of their songwriting. In 2007 they were awarded such honors as composing Why Can’t I Be You for the MTV show of the same name and the tracks music video also won MTVU’s The Freshman.
The band has already been chosen by MTV as a future Artist of The Week for mid September in support of the re-release of “Don’t Make Me Wait.”
Adding fuel to the fire the band has spent the last year touring extensively and sharing the stage with artists like The Hives, The Rapture, We Are Scientists, The Dandy Warhols and others.
Locksley will be hitting the studio in the fall to record their sophomore follow up.
Locksley with Rooney tour dates include:
July 14 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
July 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
July 20 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues