THE CHARLATANS IN FOUR PLAY SHOCK!

Tim Burgess leaves the hot and sunny climes of his home city LA to play some tunes...

THE CHARLATANS have announced a short UK tour for the winter.

The band, who played a host of summer festivals in 2004, including Isle Of Wight , T In The Park and V, will play four shows, visiting:

Preston Guildhall (December 14)

Norwich UEA (15)

London Brixton Carling Academy (16)

Leeds University (18)

Tickets go on sale on Saturday (September 18) at 9.30 am. For availability after that time, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

The group released their eighth studio album, ‘Up At The Lake’, earlier this year.