...and one in Dublin, with new single to follow...

THE CARDIGANS have announced a UK tour, along with two outdoor shows in Ireland.

The Swedish five-piece, who last played in this country at 1997’s Reading Festival, play Wolverhampton Civic Hall (April 26), Glasgow Barrowlands (27), Manchester Academy (28), London SW7 Royal Albert Hall (29) with two outdoor gigs at Belfast Botanical Gardens (May 2) and Dublin Castle (3).

A single release is anticipated around the time of the dates.

The Cardigans‘ second single from 1998’s ‘Gran Turismo’ LP, ‘Erase/Rewind’, is out on February 22.

Tickets for the British dates are available from NME’s 24-hour ticketline on 0870-1212 500. Check out our online gig guide.

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