RACE FOR THE PRIZE!

The band place a series of clues in each of the three cities they will be performing in...

Belle & Sebastian are to organise a treasure hunt for fans in each of the cities on their UK tour.

As previously announced via NME.COM will perform in Edinburgh, Manchester and London in April.

Now mainman Stuart Murdoch said in a posting on the group's official website, www.belleandsebastian.co.uk the group will place a series of clues that will lead to a trophy, the winner given free tickets to one or all of the dates.

He said: "There is to be a treasure hunt. In the cities there will be hidden three trophies. If you find one of these trophies, you and a friend will be able to come to whichever [a][/a] British show you want, all three if you so desire. And at one of the shows you can come back and have a beer with us if you'd like, as well.

"All you have to do is find one of the things! But I'm not going to make it that easy. It's going to be a wee bit of a task, and your going to have to know something about the city in which you are looking.

"You are going to have to find letters. I will give you a clue as to the location of each letter. When you have found them all, unscramble the letters and get the final clue that ought to lead you to the loot!

"More details, and the clues to follow in the next couple of weeks. I trust there will be a few you that will make the effort. And I tell you this, whoever finds the London one will really have to strain their brains! But we'll see."

For tickets for the tour, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at the national standard rate. Or click here to buy online.

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