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Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Lostprophets
  • Country: United Kingdom

I got my first drum kit at 5 yrs old, I have been playing Drums 20+ yrs.
Here's some more recent things I have been involved in:

2003 LITTLE HELL - After I left Harpies, I joined Littlehell, unfortunately I only did 1 tour with these guys which was with Placebo for the Sleeping with Ghosts record, also my first time playing to crowds of 2000+ a night. When we played Brixton I was spotted by Casey Chaos of Amen. Also in 2003, I tracked all the drums for The Wonder Stuffs, Escape from Rubbish Island album, which was recorded at Vada Studios in Stratford upon Avon.

2003-2005 AMEN - I auditioned for Amen in L.A. and got the gig after various phone conversations with band members, (AMENS TOURING - Uk/Europe headline, JAPAN SUMMER SONIC 04, USA with Killing Joke 1month, USA with Nikki Sixx 1 month, and Carling kings of rock for channel 4 tv UK)

2005 ALEC EMPIRE (ATR) - After Amen was over, I came back to England and took a session job with Alec for 2 months touring Europe doing various festivals.

Late 2005-2008 BEAT UNION - I met up with some dear old friends to form this band. We recorded our album with producer John Feldmann and penned a deal with Warner Bros subsidiary Science Records, we released our debut album Disconnected which we toured the arse of it for a year in a van and trailer covering the UK, USA, Canada and Japan.(BEAT UNION TOURING - Warped tour 08 on the stage (full tour), JAPAN SUMMER SONIC 08, FLOGGING MOLLY, GOLDFINGER, GOOD CHARLOTTE, TAKINGBACK SUNDAY, PARAMORE, CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, GYM CLASS HEROES, BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH, ALEXISONFIRE, LESS THAN JAKE, and many more.

2009 - Luke was chosen by Lostprophets to be the new drummer.
The new record, Lostprophets forth studio album, is entitled The Betrayed, and is due for release in January 2010. The first single, "It's Not the End of the World But I Can See It from Here," is due to be released in October. Fans will no doubt get a chance to hear the new material when the band headline the NME/Radio 1 Tent at this year's UK Reading/Leeds Festival, where Luke will make his live debut in the company of 80,000 festival goers.

Luke, who joined the family of Zildjian Artists in June 2009, says "I am proud to play Zildjian cymbals. They are the first cymbals I ever played, and they are only cymbals I ever want to play! Nothing else compares!"

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