Jack White's pal returns...

DETROIT-based solo star BRENDAN BENSON makes his first live appearances in the UK

for over a year with a handful of intimate acoustic shows in September.

The star, who has recently been working on the follow-up to 2002’s acclaimed ‘Lapalco’, will be joined

at the gigs by Dean Fertitia from Detroit band The Waxwings, who will be accompanying Benson on guitar and keyboards.

The dates are as follows:

Bristol Louisiana (September 23)

Wolverhampton Little Civic (24)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (25)

Glasgow 13th Note (26)

London Borderline (27)

Liverpool Zanzibar (29)

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The third Brendan Benson album will be released in early 2005.