The Struts Want You To Embrace Your Inner Rockstar With “Primadonna Like Me”

No matter how bizarre it is

Photo: Courtesy of Wilful Publicity

UK quartet The Struts takes us all the way back to the 20th century rock with their new single “Primadonna Like Me” where they embrace the inner rockstar that we all have, but end up repressing to stay uninteresting. With a Stones-like flair, “Primadonna Like Me” mocks the way people make fun of their stage personas, which is absolutely glorious. In a way they are admitting how mindfucking their stage swag must be, but at the same time they’re giving the finger saying how much they enjoy letting their alter egos fuck the norm. Enjoy:

“‘Primadonna Like Me’ was written about my stage character, my alter ego,” explained frontman Luke Spiller. “It’s this completely deluded guy running around his small town, all dressed to the nines—a full-on 21st century dandy going around saying, ‘Don’t you know who I think I am?’”

The Struts will start touring the US in September and will be announcing new UK dates soon. Witness the primadonna in person:

North America 2018

9/6 – Bottle & Cork (Dewey Beach, DE, USA)

9/7 – Raven’s Coutdown Kickoff Party (Lutherville-Timonium, MD, USA)

9/21 – Saint Andrew’s Hall (Detroit, MI, USA)

9/22 – Piere’s (Fort Wayne, IN, USA)

9/23 – Pilgrimage Festival (Franklin, TN, USA)

9/24 – National (Richmond, VA, USA)

9/26 – The Opera House (Toronto, Canada)

9/28 – Aura (Portland, ME, USA)

9/30 – Upstate Concert Hall (Albany, NY, USA)

10/2-3 – Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY, USA)

10/5 – Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ, USA)

10/6 – TLA (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

10/8 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC, USA)

10/9 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC, USA)

10/10 – Orange Peel (Asheville, NC, USA)

10/12 – Variety Theater (Atlanta, GA, USA)

10/13 – The Beacham Theatre (Orlando, FL, USA)

10/14 – The Orpheum (Tampa, FL, USA)

10/16 – Culture Room (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

10/17 – Maverick’s at the Landing (Jacksonville, FL, USA)

10/19 – Soul Kitchen (Mobile, AL, USA)

10/20 – Clbu LA (Destin, FL, USA)

10/21 – Druid City (Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)

10/23 – The Pageant (St Louis, MO, USA)

10/25 Temple Live (Fort Smith, AR, USA)

10/26 – Texas Live! (Arlington, TX, USA)

10/29 – Emo’s (Austin, TX, USA)

10/30 – Diamond Ballroom (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)

10/31 – Halloween Haunt (Tulsa, OK, USA)

11/2 – Marquee (Tempe, AZ, USA)

11/3 – House of Blues (Anaheim, CA, USA)

11/4 – Majestic Ventura Theater (Ventura, CA, USA)

11/6 – Jam Cellars Ballroom (Napa, CA, USA)

11/8 – Ace of Spades (Sacramento, CA, USA)

11/9 – The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA, USA)

11/19 – TLA (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

11/23-24 – House of Blues (Chicago, IL, USA)