Reformed band set for 'stripped back' gig this evening (July 1)

The La’s are set to play an acoustic gig in Sunderland this evening (July 1).

Fresh from frontman Lee Mavers making his first live appearance in over two years at Manchester‘s Deaf Institute under the name Lee Rude & The Velcro Underpants earlier this month, the band will play Sunderland‘s Plugged Inn tonight, in what’s billed as ‘The La’s ‘Stripped Back’.

There has been no word on the current band line-up, aside from Mavers‘ involvement. The reclusive indie band have also been confirmed for their first festival appearance in six years. They will play this year’s Rock En Seine festival near Paris.

Their last festival performance was in 2005 at V Festival, where they appeared at Oasis‘s personal request.

So far there has been no official statement available on whether this summer’s gigs will precede a full tour or lead to the creation of any new material.

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