Kula Shaker plans tribute to John Lennon ahead of 2023 UK Tour

Psychedelic rockers Kula Shaker plays Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 8 December, the anniversary of John Lennon’s death. The band recently released their version of Gimme Some Truth, the Lennon protest classic.

Lennon’s version, recorded in May 1971, was a vent of his frustrations with deceptive politicians, hypocrisy, and chauvinism.

Kula Shaker - Gimme Some Truth
Kula Shaker – Gimme Some Truth

Kula Shaker’s Crispian Mills had rewritten some lyrics to bring the message up to date and relevant to today’s global issues. However, Lennon’s publishers refused permission to release the new lyrics, so this new version stays faithful to Lennon’s original words.

Kula Shaker will perform a special tribute to Lennon in the Shepherd’s Bush Empire show.

Kula Shaker plays Norwich Waterfront the evening before the London show and then heads out on a 14-date UK tour starting 19 January 2023 in Edinburgh and running to 5 February in Bristol.


07dec7:00 pmKula Shaker, NorwichWaterfront

08dec7:00 pmKula Shaker, LondonShepherd's Bush Empire


19jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, EdinburghLiquid Rooms

20jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, SheffieldLeadmill

21jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, LiverpoolCamp & Furnace

23jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, NewcastleWylam Brewery

24jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, LeedsBrundenell Social Club

26jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, NottinghamRescue Rooms

27jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, BirminghamInstitute

28jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, CambridgeJunction

30jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, ExeterPhoenix

31jan7:00 pmKula Shaker, BrightonPhoenix


01feb7:00 pmKula Shaker, NorthamptonRoadmender

03feb7:00 pmKula Shaker, CardiffTramshed

04feb7:00 pmKula Shaker, SouthamptonEngine Rooms

05feb7:00 pmKula Shaker, BristolTrinity

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