And he'll be releasing a new single around the same time...

JACK WHITE’s favourite singer Brendan Benson is to tour the UK in April.

The singer, whose ‘Lapalco’ album was White Stripes frontman White’s favourite record of 2002, plays eight dates in support of the release of a new single, a previously unheard reworking of ‘Lapalco’ album track ‘Metarie’. The single is out on April 14 through V2.

The dates are as follows:

Northampton Soundhaus (April 2)

Bristol Fleece & Firkin (3)

Stoke Sugarmill (4)

Birmingham Academy (5)

Glasgow King Tuts (7)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (8)

Liverpool Academy 2 (9)

London ULU (10)

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