Bernard Butler follows up his summer acoustic appearances with a 12-date autumn electric tour...

Bernard Butler follows up his summer festival appearances at Glastonbury, T In The Park and Pulp’s Finsbury Park event with a 12-date UK tour in the autumn.

Butler’s shows at the festivals concentrated on acoustic presentations while the October dates just announced mark his first-ever British tour backed by a full electric band.

The full list of dates is: Cardiff University (October 13), Bristol University Anson Rooms (14), Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (15), Norwich University Of East Anglia (17), Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (18), Sheffield University Foundry (19), Manchester University MDH (21), Leeds Metropolitan University (22), Aberdeen Music Hall (24), Newcastle QMU (25), Nottingham Rock City (27) and London Shepherds Bush Empire (28).

Tickets are available from the NME 24-hour UK ticket hotline on 0870-1212-500 and from the usual outlets priced ‘8.50, except Aberdeen (‘8.00) and London (‘9.50).