The Rakes announce ‘club’ tour

The band kick off 2007 with low-key dates

The Rakes have announced details of a ‘club’ tour, which kicks off later this month.

The band, whose second LP is scheduled for release in the spring, play four dates on the jaunt, kicking off in Southend on January 31.

Southend Chinnery’s (January 31)

Bedford Esquires (3)

Brighton Audio (5)

London King’s College (February 6)

Tickets go onsale at 9am tomorrow (January 12).

As previously announced, The Rakes will play a larger tour around the release of the album, calling at:

Nottingham Rock City (March 19)

Dublin Vicar Street (20)

Glasgow Barrowlands (21)

Sheffield Octagon (22)

Norwich UEA (23)

Manchester Ritz (25)

Newcastle Academy (26)

Birmingham Academy (28)

Bristol Academy (29)

Southampton Guildhall (30)

London Brixton Academy (31)

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