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Lifehouse announce first London show in seven years

Story by Jack Foley

LIFEHOUSE return to London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire for the first time in seven years to promote their forthcoming fifth studio album, Smoke & Mirrors.

The gig takes place on Monday, October 4, 2010, and tickets – priced £17.50 – go on sale on Friday, April 16 at 9am.

Still in their twenties, Los Angeles-based Lifehouse have an impressive resume. Founding members Jason Wade and drummer Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr. met in Los Angeles and formed the band in the late 90s.

Lifehouse released its smash debut No Name Face in 2000, which launched them to global stardom.

Their breakout single Hanging by a Moment was the single most played radio track of 2001.

Over the next few years – joined first by a replacement, bassist Bryce Soderberg and more recently by new member, guitarist Ben Carey – Lifehouse built upon that initial success.

Combined album sales are over 5 million and Lifehouse singles have sold over 3 million copies online, including number one hits Hanging By a Moment and You and Me.

Their forthcoming fifth studio album, Smoke & Mirrors, is loosely split between rock tracks meant to capture the feel of seeing Lifehouse live and catchy, sing-along pop songs.

The first single, Halfway Gone, features a collaboration with acclaimed rapper/songwriter Kevin Rudolf.