Luke Steele names solo dates

Luke Steele has released dates for his first ever national solo tour. The front man with Perth outfit The Sleepy Jackson will head out on his own this August.

The tour, The Luke Steele Roadshow, will take in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane.

Steele will perform the tour in intimate acoustic guitar mode.

He will play songs from both Sleepy Jackson albums Lovers and Personality, as well as a selection of new songs from current projects.

Steel hinted a solo national tour last week in a post on his myspace.com/thesleepyjackson page.

Under the headline, "Luke Steele Solo tour", the singer left a brief message.

"Could there be? Will there be? Stay tuned for possible solo show dates and announcements," the message said.

While there is little information on whether Steele is working on a solo album to accompany his proposed solo tour, news of the singer writing and recording with Silverchair's Daniel Johns has been confirmed.

"Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and The Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele have been writing and recording songs together over the past few months," a post on Silverchair's website said.

"The long time friends and sometimes collaborators have no current plans for a release."

Steele and bandmate, Malcolm Clarke have not released new material under the Sleepy Jackson name since their latest album, Personality (One Was A Spider, One Was A Bird), was released in 2006.

In recent times Clarke has gone on to perform and record with other bands including Starky and From The Skies.

See below for Luke Steele's tour dates. Tickets available from myspace.com/thesleepyjackson

Aug 2008, Toff In Town, Melbourne, Victoria 6 Aug 2008, The Basement, Sydney, New South Wales 7 Aug 2008, The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, New South Wales 8 Aug 2008, Sol Bar, Coolum, Queensland 9 Aug 2008, Globe Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland 15 Aug 2008, Devilles Pad, Perth, Western Australia