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The Courteeners have said that they would be interested in teaming up with Calvin Harris if it guaranteed them a hit single.

The band, who hail from Manchester, are due to release new album 'Anna' in 2013 and frontman Liam Fray revealed in a new interview that he would be happy to hand control of one song over to Calvin Harris if it meant that track was a chart success. Speaking to the Daily Star, Fray said: "If Calvin Harris wants to remix one of our tracks and give us a top five hit then he's more than welcome."

Calvin Harris has had a string of hit singles in 2012, including two chart toppers with Florence Welch. His album, '18 Months', features guest appearances from Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal, Example and Kelis.

Meanwhile, Liam Fray recently stated that The Courteeners are "the best band in the world". Speaking to NME in a video, which you can watch below, shot in the dressing room before the group's sold-out gig at Manchester's MEN Arena earlier this month, Fray said: "We're the best band on the planet right now."

He added: "I don't need anybody to tell us that I'm doing a good job, because they (the fans) are. We're not here to make up the numbers. We know how important we are to them."

The Courteeners have also announced details of a 2013 18-date UK tour. The Manchester band the band will hit the road on February 21, 2013 at Nottingham Rock City, playing Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford and more, finishing up at London's O2 Academy Brixton on March 16.

The Courteeners will play:

Nottingham Rock City (February 21, 2013)
Leeds O2 Academy (22)
Birmingham O2 Academy (23)
Liverpool O2 Academy (25)
Dundee Fat Sams (26)
Inverness Ironworks (28)
Glasgow O2 Academy (March 1)
Edinburgh Picture House (2)
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (4)
Cambridge Junction (5)
Bristol O2 Academy (7)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (8)
Oxford O2 Academy (9)
Leicester O2 Academy (11)
Cardiff University Solus (12)
Newcastle O2 Academy (14)
Sheffield O2 Academy (15)
London O2 Academy Brixton (16)


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