IDLEWILD GIG – ACTUALLY, IT’S FREE!

The Scottish rockers celebrate the release of their new album '100 Broken Windows' with another free gig for fans...

Idlewild will take to the stage at the London Astoria on April 15 for a one hour live show to be recorded for Japanese TV.

Fans can pick up free tickets for the broadcast at either the band’s London Forum show three nights before (April 12) or through the Idlewild website [url=]www.idlewild.co.uk.

The show is just part of a flurry of promotional duties the band are undertaking around Monday’s (April 10) release of their second album ‘100 Broken Windows’.

Such is the demand for the four piece, that they were forced to cancel last night’s gig (April 4) at Bristol’s Anson Rooms in order to record the 100th edition of BBC 2’s ‘Later With Jool’s Holland show. Tickets remain valid for a resheduled May 6 date at the same venue.

Meanwhile, they will celebrate the Top 30 success of current single ‘Actually, It’s Darkness’ with their first ever Top Of The Pops this coming Friday (April 7).

And as previously reported on nme.com, the band return to their native Scotland this Sunday (April 9) for a free instore gig and signing session at the HMV store on Edinburgh‘s Princess Street. Doors open at 11.30pm (BST) though numbers are limited to 300.

Following the current UK dates, the band will limber up for their summer festival appearances with two Irish dates and a European tour with Muse.

Upcoming UK and Ireland live appearances from Idlewild are:

Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall (April 5), Northampton Roadmenders (6), Edinburgh HMV Store (April 9), Brighton Concorde (11), London Forum (12), London Astoria (15), Belfast Empire (26), Dublin Temple Bar Music Centre (27), Bristol Anson Rooms (May 6), Glastonbury FEstival (June 23), T In The Park, Balado (July 9), Reading, Carling Weekender (August 26), Leeds, Carling Weekender (27).

For tickets, go to the nme.com Ticketshop – click here

Or call the NME 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.