The band play a gig before just 200 people in their native Glasgow...

BELLE & SEBASTIAN are to play a secret live show in GLASGOW next week, NME.COM can reveal.

The band, who refused to tour their last album ‘Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant’, are due to play a live show at Glasgow University within the next few days. The show is to raise awareness for mainman Stuart Murdoch’s campaign to become Rector of Glasgow University.

A source close to the band told NME.COM this afternoon (February 23) that students at the university were sent an e-mail telling them of the show, and that 200 tickets would be distributed on a first come, first served basis at the Boyd Orr lecture theatre from 1pm.

Those tickets have now all gone. Tickets were only available to members of the university.

It remains unclear exactly when the show will take place or whether the full band line-up will appear. The show is likely to take place before Wednesday (February 28), when the polling for Rector takes place.

As reported earlier today (February 22) on NME.COM, Belle & Sebastian are planning more live shows for the spring, to coincide with a possible single release.

Speaking about the possibility, Murdoch said: “There are two B&S singles that will definitely be out in late spring and we’ll definitely tour those…. We’ve been working with Mike Hurst, who produced Petula Clark’s ‘Downtown’ , as there’re 25 musicians on one side of the songs and we needed to get outside help.”