One is a special London gig alongside soul legend Solomon Burke...

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are to play two shows in the UK in 2003.

The group, currently on tour in Australia with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, will return to the UK at the end of next month for a show at Nottingham Rock City (January 30), which is followed by a show at the London Royal Festival Hall with legendary soul shouter Solomon Burke.

Tickets for both shows are on sale now. For tickets call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.