Following sold-out shows in London and Dublin this spring, and performances on both Later… with Jools Holland and The Late Late Show, Lake Street Dive will return to Europe this autumn for a tour of the UK and Ireland. The band's Nonesuch Records debut album, Side Pony, was released in February to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone describing the album as 'pop with a timeless feel', and NPR announcing, '2016 will be the year Lake Street Dive becomes a household name'.
The members of Lake Street Dive met in 2004 as students at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music. Though they were all studying jazz, their work together was informed by their love of classic pop, particularly from the '60s, including The Beatles, The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, and The Beach Boys.
For several years, the group was a part-time proposition, but in 2012, Lake Street Dive became a full-time combo after a YouTube video of the quartet acoustically performing The Jackson Five's I Want You Back on a suburban Boston street corner went viral. Producer T Bone Burnett soon invited them to perform at a concert he curated at New York City's Town Hall. The band's performance of You Go Down Smooth was a crowd and critical favorite, with Rolling Stone calling the band ‘unexpected showstoppers.’