The band play their first shows in Britain for two years...

MERCURY REV have confirmed details of three UK shows for later this year.

The band, who last performed in the UK at the Reading/Leeds Festivals in August 2002, play the following headline shows: Nottingham Rescue Rooms (November 7)

Bristol Bierkeller (8)

Cambridge Junction (14)

The band are also planning a download-only single in early November.

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