Ex-Orange Juice man back on the road after health troubles

Ex-Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins has announced a short UK tour at the end of April.

Collins played a handful of successful shows at the end of 2007, his first since recovering from a cerebral haemorrhage suffered in 2005.

He will also release the single ‘Home Again’ – taken from his current album of the same name, his sixth solo effort – in May.

The tour dates are:

Birmingham Glee Club (April 20)

Edinburgh Queens Hall (21)

Glasgow Oran Mor (22)

Newcastle Northumbria University (24)

Manchester Academy 2 (25)

Leeds Cockpit (26)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (29)

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