News: The Secret Handshake Announce "No Parents, No Rules" Tour

As Luis Dubuc aka The Secret Handshake prepares to release his sophomore record My Name Up In Lights (Triple Crown Records - Out April 21st) - he's also announced preliminary dates for his headlining "No Parents, No Rules" tour which kicks off May 3rd in Waco, TX. More dates will trickle in over the next week or so too including a Dallas, TX release show/party.

The elements that comprise The Secret Handshake’s new album, My Name Up In Lights, aren’t complicated or out of the ordinary. Instead Dallas musician Luis Dubuc has built a collection of songs that embraces an unabashed pop sensibility, drawing on the ‘90s to inspire the disc’s feel-good energy and playful mood. The record follows the success of The Secret Handshake’s previous album—2007’s One Full Year—with more streamlined intent and clarity of vision. “My first record was 14 songs and it was all over the place,” Dubuc says. “It was like looking in my brain. It was full of ideas and all the songs sounded different. This record is really narrowed down. It’s really influenced by Family Matters and Step By Step and the Ninja Turtles and Len and Spacehog and awesome ‘90s radio music. I just narrowed all those influences down and put them into a record.”

The video for "All For You," the first single off My Name Up In Lights was shot in Brooklyn this past weekend with Chell Stephen and is a tribute to Luis' obsession with 90's pop and TV culture. Look for the video to drop in early May.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/3/09 Waco, TX - TBA
5/6/09 Claremore, OK - King of Clubs
5/7/09 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
5/8/09 Little Rock, AR - The Village
5/9/09 Nashville, TN - TBA
5/10/09 Louisville, KY - TBA
5/11/09 Newport, KY - Southgate House
5/12/09 Ft. Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall
5/13/09 Toronto, ON - The Kathedral
5/14/09 East Lansing, MI - Small Planet
5/16/09 Erie, PA - Forward Hall
5/17/09 Altoona, PA - The Eldolyn Terrace
5/18/09 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft @ The Chance
5/19/09 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero Balcony
5/20/09 South Hackensack, NJ - School of Rock
5/21/09 Vineland, NJ - Hanger 84
5/22/09 Baltimore, MD The - Ottobar
5/23/09 Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
5/25/09 Marietta, GA - Swayzes
5/26/09 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
5/27/09 Orlando, FL - TBA
5/28/09 Pensacola, FL - TBA

Free MP3: The Secret Handshake - "Summer Of '98" (Crookers Remix):