The bands will kick off a jaunt across the UK in February…

HAL and THE MAGIC NUMBERS will kick off 2005 with a joint tour of the UK.

The bands will play on a rotating bill for the dates that open at Glasgow Barfly on February 10.

’What A Lovely Dance’ – the new single from Hal – is released on January 24.

The bands will play:

Glasgow Barfly (February 10)

Liverpool Barfly (11)

Leeds Cockpit (12)

Bristol Louisiana (14)

Birmingham Glee Club (15)

Manchester Roadhouse (17)

Nottingham Social (19)

Oxford Zodiac (20)

Brighton Concorde 2 (21)

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