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The band originally parted ways in 2011

The Bluetones have announced that they will reform for a 20th anniversary tour.

The London fourpiece – Mark Morriss, Adam Devlin, Scott Morriss and Eds Chesters – originally called it a day with a farewell UK tour in 2011.

Now, the band will return for their first tour in four years – kicking things off in Leeds on September 16, before heading to Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Portsmouth, London, Birmingham and Bristol. See the dates in full below.

The Bluetones scored their biggest hit in 1996 with ‘Slight Return’. The song peaked at Number Two in the UK Singles Chart. The song was taken from their debut album ‘Expecting To Fly’, which briefly knocked Oasis‘ ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ off the top of the UK albums chart in February that year.

The Bluetones’ last album was ‘A New Athens’, which was released in May 2010.

The Bluetones will play the following live dates:

Leeds O2 Academy (September 16)
Glasgow O2 ABC (17)
Newcastle O2 Academy (18)
Manchester Ritz (19)
Portsmouth Pyramids (23)
London Forum (24)
Birmingham O2 Academy (26)
Bristol O2 Academy (27)