Dirty Pretty Things are to play a one-off show in east London in support of the Love Music Hate Racism campaign.
The gig will take place at a low-key venue in the Barking/Dagenham area on September 30.
A very limited number of tickets priced at £5 are being made available to the general public, with the majority going to local residents.
For more information go to the www.lovemusichateracism.com website.
Dirty Pretty Things lead singer Carl Barat said: “For evil to triumph, all that is necessary is that good people do nothing. Apathy is a killer and it’s easy to be complacent. We’re dedicated to this in the same way we’re dedicated to melody and bringing people together through music.”
Drew Smith, from the Barking & Dagenham LMHR group, added: “We’re honoured that Carl Barat and the rest of DPT, who have been such long-term supporters of LMHR, are coming to raise awareness of racism in Barking & Dagenham and the wider east London area.”
Following the gig, Dirty Pretty Things will embark on a winter tour.
They will play:
Liverpool University (November 25)
Birmingham Academy (26)
Nottingham Rock City (27)
Leeds University Refectory (28)
Manchester Apollo (29)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (December 1)
London Brixton Academy (3)
Newcastle Academy (7)
Glasgow Academy (8)
Sheffield Octagon (9)
Bristol Academy (11)
Lincoln Engine Shed (12)
Norwich UEA (13)
Folkestone Lees Cliff Hall (15)
Oxford Brooks (16)
For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.
The band also release single ’Wondering’ on September 25, with the DVD ’Puffing On A Coffin Nail: Live At The Forum’ following on October 16.