The label-free US rockers return to Britain in the new year...

Amen have announced their first UK tour in almost 18 months.

The Los Angeles rockers have been embroiled in record label troubles over the last year. They appeared at the Carling Weekend last August, and are understood to be in negotiations to sign a new record deal.

The tour dates are:

Birmingham Academy2 (January 31)

Manchester Academy (February 1)

Leeds Cockpit (2)

Newcastle Northumbria University (4)

Glasgow Cathouse (5)

Aberdeen Lemon Tree (6)

Sheffield Leadmill (7)

Leicester Princess Charlotte (8)

Newport TJs (9)

Bristol Fleece & Firkin (10)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (11)

Brighton Concorde 2 (12)

Tunbridge Wells Forum (14)

London ULU (15)

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