The Rakes announce UK tour dates

The band reveal 2006 plans

The Rakes have announced details of their 2006 UK and Irish tour.

Kicking off in Exeter on January 27 the band will hit the road until the following month when they wrap up in Belfast on February 12.

Support for the trek comes from White Rose Movement and Duels.

Speaking about the dates to NME.COM, singer Alan Donohoe said: “There will be a single in January (probably a re-release of ‘Retreat’) and then we will go on a brief tour, supported by White Rose Movement – we’re big fans.”

He added: “You’ll get your money’s worth.”

The Rakes will play:

Exeter Lemon Grove (January 27)

Portsmouth Pyramid (28)

Cambridge Junction (29)

Norwich Waterfront (30)

Bristol Anson Rooms (31)

London Astoria (February 2)

Sheffield Leadmill (3)

Wolverhampton Wulfren (4)

Manchester Academy 2 (6)

Newcastle University (7)

Glasgow QMU (8)

Aberdeen Moshulu (9)

Dublin Village (11)

Belfast Spring & Airbrake (12)

For availability, visit NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.