The former Catatonia plays dates around the release of her first solo album...

CERYS MATTHEWS will set out on a small UK tour in June to promote her debut solo album, ‘COCK-A-HOOP’.

The former Catatonia singer will begin the five-date tour in her native Wales, at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on June 14.

The full dates are:

Cardiff St David’s Hall (June 14)

Brighton Concorde 2 (16)

London Union Chapel (19)

Cambridge Junction (24)

Manchester University (25)

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‘Cock-A-Hoop’, which was recorded in Nashville, will be released on Blanco Y Negro records on May 19.

The album features six tracks written by Matthews and five covers, including the Welsh hymn ‘Arglwyd Dyma Fi’ and 1920s Lousiana folk song ‘La Bague’.