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Bobby Gillespie and comrades join the march of UK bands into the US...

Primal Scream continue the ongoing march of British bands across America with their first live dates in the country for eight years.

To coincide with the May 2 release of ‘Exterminator’ in the US the band have announced an 11 date tour kicking off in Washington on May 26 taking them through to San Francisco on June 10.

Speaking to MTV, bassist Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield let audiences know something of what to expect.

“Every time we strap on guitars and get on stage, man, we’re at war. We come over the top with fixed bayonets.” He added: “Wait ’til you see the show, man, it’s like Osmium. It’s as heavy as the heaviest element. It’s punk, it’s funk, it’s fuckin’ full of spunk.”

The dates are the first for Primal Scream since they toured the US in 1991/2 supporting the American release of ‘Screamadelica’.

They follow Muse, Travis, Stereophonics, Charlatans, Supergrass and Oasis who are all currently trying to break the traditionally difficult American market.

The dates for the Primal Scream North American tour are as follows:

Washington, DC, 9:30 Club (May 26); Boston, MA, WBCN Radio Festival (27); New York, NY, Government (28); Detroit, MI, St. Andrew’s Hall (31); Chicago, IL, Metro (June1); Dallas, TX, Deep Ellum Live (3); Austin, TX, La Zona Rosa (4); Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater (6); Los Angeles, CA, House Of Blues (8); Los Angeles, CA, House Of Blues (9); San Francisco, CA, Fillmore (10).