2001 – THE YEAR THE BETA BAND BROKE

'Broke' is out on July 2...

THE BETA BAND have confirmed that their new single will now be titled ‘BROKE’, and have announced a second live show at the LONDON BRIXTON FRIDGE for July 24.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, The Beta Band withdrew comeback single ‘Squares’, due to its similarlity to forthcoming track ‘Daydream In Blue’ by I Monster, a single that is expected to become a huge hit.

Both bands had used the same sample from 60s easy-listening tune ‘Daydream’, by Gunter Kallman Choir – used previously by Portishead on their song ‘Sour Times’.

Now, The Beta Band have confirmed their new single will be titled ‘Broke’, released on July 2 via Regal. The single will be backed by new track ‘Won’ and a live version of ‘House Song’, recorded at last year’s Glastonbury Festival, across the formats.

In addition, the band have added a second date at the London Brixton Fridge to their UK tour, the night after their previously announced, sold-out show at the same venue (July 23).

The band will now play: Belfast Limelight (June 12)

Dublin Red Box (13)

Cork Savoy Theatre (14)

Manchester MDH (July 20)

Glasgow Barrowlands (21)

London Brixton Fridge (23-24)

Tickets for the UK shows are priced £10, and £12.50 in London, and are on sale now.

For tickets, [url=]click here…, or ring the NME 24-hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.

Between the Irish and UK dates, the band will tour the US with Radiohead.

The album ‘Hot Shots II’ is now released on July 16 via Regal.