DREAMING OF APRIL!

The dates are now in April - oh, apart from one in June...

Coral have confirmed the rearranged dates for their postponed UK tour, including their NME AWARDS SHOW.

The band were forced to scrap their UK and Ireland tour due to start at Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre on February 2 after guitarist Lee Southall developed tendonitis.

Coral are said to be “brutally disappointed” that the show and the tour have suffered, but, as previously reported on NME.COM, will now play their NME Awards Show at London Astoria on April 10.

>The only date not remaining from the original dates is the Aberdeen show due to the unavailability of the venue. The Basement will be the support on all dates.

Southall is seeing three specialists at present. His problem has developed because of a nerve problem in his neck, which is causing the tendonitis. At present, it is unclear if he will have to undergo surgery on the problem or if good old-fashioned rest will sort it out.

The other bands on the Coral’s NME bill, The Basement, Sleepy Jackson and Kings Of Leon, will now play at The Garage in north London on the same date.

Fans not wanting to go to the new show must go to their point of purchase where they can do one of three things, get a refund, transfer their old ticket to the new date, or to the new show at The Garage.

Tickets purchased for all other original dates will remain valid for the re-scheduled shows but can also be re-funded from the point of purchase.

The full list of new dates are:

Manchester Academy (April 7)

Norwich UEA (April 8)

London Astoria (April 10)

Portsmouth Pyramids (April 11)

Cardiff Academy (April 12)

Dublin Ambassador Theatre(April 29)

Belfast Limelight (April 30)

Glasgow Barrowlands (May 2)

Middlesborough Town Hall (May 3)

Oxford Brookes University (June 26)

For ticket availability, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. z