‘PHANT’-ASTIC NEWS!

The Welsh pop wizards follow up their festival frenzy with a jaunt round Britain...

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS have announced details of a UK tour for the autumn.

The Welsh pop wizards, who release new album ‘Phantom Power’ next Monday (July 21), follow August’s series of festival shows and a US tour with Grandaddy by playing nine shows throughout Britain in October.

The dates are at:

Southampton Guildhall (October 14)

Newport City Live Arena (15)

Birmingham Academy (16)

London Brixton Academy (18)

Bristol Colston Hall (19)

Norwich UEA (20)

Manchester Academy (22)

Newcastle University (23)

Leeds University (25)

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Before all that, Super Furry Animals play a series of festival shows – at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall for T On The Fringe on August 7, the Benicassim bash in Spain on August 10, and the V Festival over the weekend of August 16/17 in Chelmsford and Stafford.

The band then head to the US, where their co-headline tour with Grandaddy calls at:

San Francisco Filmore (September 18)

Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theatre (19)

San Diego 4th and B Theater (20)

Tempe Marquee Theatre (21)

Dallas Gypsy Tea Room (23)

Houston Numbers (24)

Austin Stubbs Bar-B-Q (25)

New Orleans House Of Blues (27)

Atlanta Roxy Theatre (29)

Louisville Headliners Music Hall (30)

Washington DC 9.30 Club (October 2)

New York Irving Plaza (3/4)