Rapper has added an extra four dates to the gig-run

Example has expanded his upcoming 2011 tour of the UK.

The rapper, whose real name is Elliot Gleave, has added a series of shows to the gig-run, which begins in Norwich on February 22.

Gleave will play additional dates in London (March 3), Oxford (4), Leamington Spa (7) and Manchester (12).

As previously reported, Example told NME that a song on his forthcoming third album is about “taking shitloads of ketamine”.

Example will play the following:

Norwich UEA (February 22)
Preston 53 Degrees (23)
Grimsby Auditorium (24)
Newcastle O2 Academy (26)
Glasgow Barrowland (27)
Edinburgh HMV Picture House (28)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (March 2, 3)
Oxford O2 Academy (4)
Birmingham O2 Academy (6)
Leamington Spa Assembly (7)
Leicester O2 Academy (8)
Cardiff University Great Hall (10)
Manchester Academy (11, 12)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (14)
Yeovil Westlands (15)
Southampton Guildhall (16)
Brighton Dome (17)

Meanwhile, Example will hit the road supporting Faithless on their UK arena tour throughout December.

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