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Get your tickets now, for baby cowboy Yoda and lil’ songbird Chewbacca! Me and @blindfaucett will be singing up a storm on the west coast! So set your calendars (and blasters) for a stunning evening.
3.18 Los Angeles, CA @thelovesongbar
3.19 San Diego, CA @sodabarsd
3.20 Costa Mesa, CA @wayfarercm
3.21 San Francisco, CA @amados998
3.22 Rancho Cordova, CA @claimstake.brewing
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You’re already in Germany? Cool 😎 2/28 in Wiesbaden is marked in our calendar! It’s been too long 😹
When are you coming back to England tiger ? X
gee, y'all look cold. guess that there climate thang's a hoax!
She IS a beautiful woman- take good care of each other! <3 <3 <3
I HATE a goddamned fossil fool
How did you get there? 🤔
Been enjoying myself these past weeks, @nubia_sports my new home (away from home) gym in Mainz Kastel Germany. Folks here are super nice, very accommodating and teaching me all sorts of new tricks along the way. #muaythai #dutchkickboxing #k1 #muaythaipunks #thisis40 ... See MoreSee Less
Great gym with great trainers and a lot of good fighters. Good choice.
This is great! You’ve come a long way from the videos on YouTube I loved watching in the past of you playing a show in a garage party.
You are truly inspiring! Love you bro!
That Switch kicks coming!
6 days ago
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Truer words have never been spoken.
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André Common ?
Tristan van der Laan?!
If you're making it back to Norwich I'd be honoured to sing Chuck's parts on Distant Land to Roam with you. 😍 X
Unfortunately I‘m not blessed with a great singing-voice like you, but if you‘re in the area of Saarbrücken/Germany I can offer you a place to sleep, eat and shower...
I'm not a musician, can't sing for toffee but I'm willing to give it a go if you can get up to Newcastle! If you're not up for a duet I can show you round the town.
I would have been so down if you passed by Italy but as of this year I live in Atlanta! So... duet when you come back?
I'd love to, but there is a reason bands keep microphones away from me, partially ability mainly my inability to restrain from making niche jokes that only one audience member gets.
I'd love to in Munich on 15th February if you don't already have someone. 😍
If you were coming to Finland I'd be jumping up and down at the opportunity - unless banjo players are banned :D . But unfortunately I won't be anywhere near where you're playing
I’m in the north of England and would love to do a song with you ... I’ve even got a gospel song that I hope would be right up your street open.spotify.com/track/4xeSOyb9QuWnQ9eIkvKsDe?si=uddaB6ygRiifjPs_ZYtyXg
Oh god yes I would! I'm based in Breda, the netherlands (on the border with Belgium), so either Belgium or The Netherlands is good :) would be an honour to sing with you!
I've not sung live in a few years but this would deff make me re think that
Don't think my voice would hold up next to yours... But if you need an opening act in Wiesbaden... 😉😁
Bummer that I’m not in Europe- would if I could!
Me! I'm a Lucas too!
If I can make it to Vienna, I’d freaking love to. Shallow Inland Sea ❤️
Yes if your in Manchester at any point
Would Run Around be an option for the Wiesbaden show?
I've been dreaming of that for so long😔
Yes - when you hit the UK
As a European tour exclusive, I will have these amazing and incredibly limited Cynotype Prints, made by hand by the wonderful folks from Devil’s Jump Prints. These created, using a very cool process that is uncommon to say the least and I couldn’t be more excited about them. In Europe, you can grab them from me at the Merch table, but if you are unable to make it/worried they’ll run out, or in North America. You can follow the link below and order one of only 24 that they have available for mail order, now!
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Austin Lucas was live.
2 weeks ago
Prepping covers for European tour: Hot Water Music and The Weakerthans/Propagandhi! Let me know what you think! ... See MoreSee Less
Dude, powerful. It's hard to rival how painfully honest and from the soul Chris and Chuck are when they sing but holy fuck, you did more than do the song justice. You felt every word and made it your own by your own honesty and vulnerability. I can hear how important that song is to you. Beautiful.
I love this thats all ur awesome saw u a neshaminy creek brewwing so rad
Fucking great job homie ! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
Gainesvillian here!! Great covers!
Thx for sharing man. Cheers from Berlin ❤️
The whole time you were playing minno, I thought theres no way he is playing this. Thanks for doing what you do. I always knew you were special. I first heard that song on Live at The Hardback. And I could never shake how perfect it sounded. It's bittersweet hearing it today.
Did you ever have the I spy 10" revenge of the little shits? That has mad songs on it. But thanks for reminding me with this though.
How about you come back to southern Manitoba? It's been a minute!
Heck to the yeah, Minno <3 <3 <3
First off, absolutely love the HWM cover. Second, I bought one of these little guys to record myself biking or skating and find myself using it all the time. Joby mpod mini, I think it was $15. You can move the arms and angle of the phone and fits in your pocket.
Propagandhi!!! But what about "we thought nation states were a bad idea" or "state lottery" or "anti-manifesto"? Of course, HWM is always great!!
What a way to wake up this morning! Thanks Austin!
„Hard To Know“ would be great
Hi Austin, thanks so much for sharing ❤❤❤
Loved it. Thank you for sharing.
„Left and Leaving „ in Berlin
You sing from your heart❤️ damn I feel it in mine
Brings back the memories. :)
How very cool to wake up to this.
I am breathless.
I’ve been writing to a lot of folks in Europe and remembering how many of them used to be my friends on my old FB profile before it was merged into my fan page. Makes me super bummed about how many of my European pals I lost touch with over the years but am seeing their lovely faces now online. Hopefully my reaching out to folks will remedy that somewhat and I’ll start reconnecting with some of people who were important to me in the past.
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I still think Indiana wins with "French Lick" AND "Gnaw Bone" ...
Whatever, it’s gross 😆
Have you had Döner yet? My American husband loves it
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria bet this is worse :D
1st thought is that town in Wisconsin whose name sounds like a fart in a bathtub.....Beloit!
Omgggg I won't be content u till I have a German döner now, thanks! 😭
Döner macht schöner, mate! Get after it! Worms is a lovely city, I'm jealous.
It's a Döner party!
Neither, this is clearly an all male brothel.
I was going to say New Fad Diet? Get Worms Lose Weight.
German Town 😉
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Before and after synopsis: body dysmorphia affects everyone differently. The first photo is from late June, when I weighed in at TBA’s. I honestly was feeling fatter than I was hoping I’d be. Even though I can clearly see now how thin I was, I was at the “successful” end result of a long fight camp and water cut.
The photo on the right was taken today, and as you can see, I’ve sized back up quite a bit. At the moment, I’m feeling incredibly fat, when the truth is that I’m super healthy. I’ve put on a lot of muscle in the last 6 months and although I also have more holiday/post injury recovery fat than I’d like. I analytically know that I can move back to a clean/low calorie diet, and start working on getting ready for whatever my next fight plan will be. That being said, I’m still harder on myself than I should be. I know that there are folks out there feeling the same way and I’d just like to tell anyone reading this who might be feeling crappy about their body image, or appearance. You aren’t alone, even “skinny” or “fit” people feel this way. Be nicer to yourself, and if possible, try to find a more positive frame of reference. It isn’t easy but it can be done. As you move through life and towards whatever goal you’re striving for. Try not to forget that being whoever you want to be is a journey you choose to be on. Not necessarily a physical destination at which you can arrive. ... See MoreSee Less
Having successfully found an eating plan that works for me, I find that -even with having taken time off to celebrate with chocolate and carbs during the holidays- I'm so much better now at jumping right back into healthy eating because I have succeeded in taking off the fluffy over the last 18 months and have gained confidence and have an eye on the prize.
I have body dysmorphia, too. I've been working on changing my thinking for decades. The biggest thing that helps me is focusing on "staying strong" bc that has nothing at all to do with looks. I've internalized body hatred to such an extent that I'm not sure those thoughts will ever fully disappear, but changing my focus to "strong" has *really* helped me.
Exactly where my head is, right now, that and none of my clothes fit.. It's been a rotten year for me... Time to pull it all back together now tho... Xx
my last muay thai fight in 2010 i weighed in at 192.6 lbs and swore i was fat cause i didn’t have a perfect 6 pack. I’m 260 now which is fluffy but i’m also 6’4”. Point is, it’s never good enough and i wish i knew that then.
I'm in it, I need to lose 20 kilos and it's getting hard for me, I'm going to fight to feel good. Good job Austin 💪🏻🙌🏻
You’re my hero 😊
I don’t use FB very much... How did I miss this whole Austin Lucas punk-country singer to Austin Lucas muay-thai fighter journey‽ Incredible!
I honestly really needed this. I had lost 50lbs of fat in 2018. But 2019 was completely taken up with surgical recovery, another surgery, bed rest, another surgery, and surgical recovery. And I was in HORRIBLE pain and stress so my body was pumping out cortisol AND I had to go through a couple of steroid packs and gabapentin post surgery because I pulled all my right side back muscles sneezing. So WHY am I beating myself for regaining the weight? I shouldn’t because if I had done all that work my recoveries would’ve sucked way more. And I’m less than 3 months post op from a thoracolumbar fusion and discectomy with multiple pieces of spine bone removed, and I’m not even using a walker! Yesterday I was doing single leg, leg presses on a shuttle machine! My left leg didn’t even work 3 months ago!
Thank you Austin, I have struggled with body issues and liking the person that I see in the mirror for a most of this lifetime. I think it is very brave and awesome for you to put it out there and open up and encourage a discussion. As a yoga teacher,I have always told my students to speak to yourself with the same kind of love and kindness you would give to your best friend. If only we could see all the beauty and magic inside of us, that everyone else can see so easily.
This hit me pretty hard. Body dysmorphia can be quite the mindfuck. Thanks for sharing man.
Austin so do I but I do nothing about it, just bitch well criticize myself. I see myself when I was 20 n weight 98#’s, at 145 I feel like a beached whale. So I’ve started to eat better n walk. You really move me thank you!
Thanks for sharing, it honestly has helped me. I struggle with that a lot myself and it’s a mental game for sure. When you can design your own path it really does open it all up for you!! What has really helped me from what you have shared is that you found something active you LOVE to do! That is a huuuge win! Also- I like to also compliment that shoutout to Hello Kitty on your phone in pic 2
Wow, I didn't know... Seems like you have been working on yourself for quite a while. When times get rough (or I take my eyes off the ball) the well-known habits/self-doubt creep up on us. That's what they always do. Take your time to focus on your priorities and leave the irrationality behind (again) 😉 thanks for sharing.
You look great and are truly an inspiration to me. I need to drop around 80-100lbs myself. I can’t imagine the mental implications that go along with such a huge change.
You already said everything I would have thought to man. Definitely shows that you have been working on your mental health just as much. It’s great inspiration for your fans and it’s awesome how much you accomplish while still putting out some awesome music. And remember, for 2020 use your blinker.
I get it! Add being a woman to the mix and a period! Looking good buddy. Miss you as always.
I’m Austin’s mom and I approve this message. Stay fit, eat (mostly) healthy. Your body is the only vehicle you have; it’s not egotistical to work out & care for it.
This is a good message. It’s hard for me to keep this stuff in mind sometimes.
What an inspiration you are and I love to hear you sing 😀
I'd tap that. Err i mean, looking good sir.
As a heavy set guy ... I need to hear this today. Thank you
You're a courageous man for speaking up about this. Keep it up 👊
Thank you for sharing
Well said. 💜
Whoa dude right on lookin good
Trying to decide on covers for my European tour. Right now I’m looking into relearning Minno by Hot Water Music.
Do y’all have any suggestions? I’m already playing Anchorless by Weakerthans/Propagandhi.
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Elvis burning love 🙂
Anything by Bon Jovi please. I know you want it too. ;)
100 Resolutions by The Lawrence Arms
Anchorlrss is a great choice
you should work on that MÖNSTER song again since the planned we cover each other 7" never came out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr8_ALKK3rU I should upload that dead factories cover we did somewhere....
How about some Bad Religion, sounded good at Surfside. Maybe “The Answer”?
Streets of Bakersfield
Oh my god, please cover Minno
you going to hit prague?
Not a cover but anything from Bristle Ridge would do nicely
AVAIL - Lombardy St.
willy tea taylor - everywhere now
"Windfall" Son Volt
Austin Lucas, hi, could you please confirm in what cities do you play in Holland?
are you playing anywhere close to/in Budapest?
Acoustic versions of either '59 Sound or American Slang by The Gaslight Anthem? Just thought they might suit your style .. and are great songs!
I enjoyed your slight rendition of the trooper in London.
I reckon a leatherface number would work a treat on that crowd.
Bruce Springsteen- Matamoros Banks Steve Earl- City of Immigrants Neil Diamond- America I wish you and a few years would do a modern version of The Highwaymen- deportee
Whiskey Bottle - Uncle Tupelo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6-aG3tPtcU
The Candyland Crawdads are gonna learn this one......... www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFcUto0xje0
Whiskey in the jar! Also are you planning on coming to the UK ?
Masters of War by Dylan!
We didn't start the fire by Billy Joel
I’m going to be directly messaging a lot of European pals over the next weeks. I’ve been well known in the past for being one of the more interactive and engaged artists out there with their fans. Although I’ve been distracted as of late I’m about to make myself a lot more available again and I’m ready to chat with all of you. The truth is that I was on a long journey of returning to my better self and although I still have a ways to go. I’d like to think that I’m in a space where I have a lot more emotional energy than in the recent past. In the spirit of that, I’m going to get back to making new friends and reconnecting with folks with whom I’ve lost touch. If it’s ok, I’m going to start with all of you on my Facebook fan page! 😎♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
Valentina No I really hope I’ll be seeing you soon, in berlin!
You're a remarkably talented musician/songwriter. I hope your new focus results in even more amazing music... and I'm sure it will. Happy New Year, dude!
Let me know whenever you're in Frankfurt/Koblenz area! got some real hidden gems here that are worth being explored :) Lookin Forward to the Wiesbaden gig!
Not sure how long you’ll be in Europe after your shows but I’m traveling from Jan 15-March 21. I’ll be solo most of it. If you want to bee-bop around for a while, let me know.
I'll be at the hospital starting tomorrow. Too bad I'll miss the tour. I'm sure the next time .. much love!
Hit me up whenever you are in the Cologne/ Bonn area. If you are interested in seeing a german Bundesliga Soccer match we Could make that Happen aswell.
Let's do some BJJ when you're in town!
I am a new fan brother, I wish I was in Europe to see you play.
You're not coming to Switzerland I guess? Happy to organise some road cycling next time you do! 😊
This, sir, is why you’re one of the greats.
Enjoy this journey.
This American approves and agrees with the following statement! 🙌
Hey Austin! Are you coming to the UK? X
Hit me up Pal
It’s already been a shitty year so far, so I’m just gonna go ahead and say this now. Because I know it’s not too late to turn this ship around, and metaphorically, 2020 denotes a capacity for hindsight. As such, let’s take a long look at the past and do our level best to be honest about what got us here.
We all deserve better, and the good news is that it’s attainable. Unfortunately, until we start acting as our better selves. Start asking for each other’s better selves, and actually expecting it. With consideration to the fact that we all deserve second and sometimes even third, patient, loving, chances. We’re just gonna keep getting dumped on. So y’all, let’s all get sincerely proactive about changing our fortunes for the better. And get our clear eyes and full hearts out into world to make it happen! ... See MoreSee Less
I hate that this started out with “its already been a shitty year so far” but I absolutely LOVE the rest of the ‘message’ and could not agree more. I’m going to keep my heart full and open and give those second, third or maybe even fifth chances to the people I love and care about and hopefully that will help them do the same for others and we can keep spreading not just love and kindness but patience with peoples’ imperfections as well. ❤️
Love you Austin! Was so nice to see you in Target and my goal was to see you at the Bishop, but I ended up being with my sister that passed away a few days after the show. Sorry. We all need to do better, love each other, go out of your way to help someone in need or not in need. Surround yourself with folks that love you, and the ones that don't, perhaps reach out to them for forgiveness or whatever. It's the hippie coming out in me from a time in the 60's when it was a time of love and peace. My heart to yours dear Austin.
Word! Love you!
I dig this message. I fucked up the end of last year. I messed up a friendship. I didn't listen, I didn't respect boundaries, I wouldn't get help for my issues. I slept through Thanksgiving, Christmas and my Birthday. I've just been wallowing in misery. I finally decided to, like you said, get proactive about changing my fortune. I'm checking into an inpatient facility today. I'm nervous as hell but I'm excited to get better and start this year off healthy and happy. It's never too late to turn things around. Wishing the best for you dude, hope you have an amazing 2020.
It's only been a year for 3 days dude. This Iran shit aside, chin up motherfucker - chin up.
I’m not trying to break your heart, I’m only trying to heal my own. Photo by: @ericamccabestroudsburg ... See MoreSee Less
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Ordered one just before Christmas. Eagerly waiting its arrival. Just hoping Australia still exists when it gets here.
Hello new year, new resolutions, new friends and old.
In 2020, I will continue fighting against boring and harmful musical tropes, especially those in country music. Do good works, stay humble, accountable and confront supremacy/patriarchy/fascism in all its collective forms. Because pushing for human equity & equality, as well as new modes of artistic human expressiveness, are intrinsically connected. Like many, I believe that looking backwards is important. Although it should never be to glorify or emulate. But rather to build upon and push further into something new, not falling short again of what’s needed for a better future. Nor by repeating the cruel mistakes of past generations. The personal is political, all great art is a reflection of both what’s inside and surrounds us. As my heart and mind are fixed on education and improvement. I intend to continue to embody those values both inwardly and outwardly. In song and in physical action.
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Have I mentioned lately that I love you?
You're amazing dude.
I told your mother once Austin, I love your son!
Now that I’m in Germany and postage will be lower, by far. Do any of my European fans want handwritten lyrics or handwritten verse/chorus portraits? ... See MoreSee Less
Yes! Would be sweet, what are the details for prices etc?
Sure, I do...✌ should I send you a pm ?
Hey, Austin, Cool pic! You might not remember me, but we've met once or twice (Blind Eye Karaoke), and I do, in fact, have a request (if you are interested) I've written a song ("I'll Vote Blue No Matter Who Just as Long as it's Bernie) but, as you may recall from BEK, my singing voice is absolute shit. If you're interested, I'll send you the lyrics. I think it could make a great viral video.
Yeah dude, I’d love one. How much would that be?