The Southport band embark on April UK tour...

Gomez have announced details of their first UK shows for 2000.

However, it’s not thought that the band are releasing any new material to coincide with the dates – a spokesperson for the band explained they simply wanted to play live again in their home country.

“They just fancied it. I certainly haven’t heard anything about any new releases. There definitely won’t be a new album this year anyway, as they’ve already had two out in the past two years,” he explained.

The UK dates are: Manchester Apollo (April 12), Portsmouth Guildhall (13), Bristol Colston Hall (15) and London Brixton Academy (16).

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Gomez will spend most of the year touring the rest of the world, including trips to Australia, Japan and the US.