Jim Reid's new project Freeheat have announced a series of live shows...

Jim Reid, former Jesus & Mary Chain guitarist and vocalist, is to play a series of live shows with his new project FREEHEAT.

The fourpiece, which includes former Mary Chain guitarist Ben Lurie, ex-Gun Club bassist Romi Mori and Earl Brutus mainstay Nick Sanderson on drums, will take to the stage in both the UK and the US.

They kick off with a support slot for Sonic Youth in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (July 1,2) and will, according to American website Allstar ( [url=], also have one of two New York shows (June 24,25) broadcast live on the Internet.

The fourpiece are currently without a record deal and at present it is unclear whether or not they intend to work as a full-time outfit or an occasional side project.

The dates are as follows: London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire (July 1, 2 supporting Sonic Youth);London Monarch (3);Boston Middle East (July 21) Philadelphia Upstage (22) Asbury Park The Saint (23) New York Brownies (24, 25 as part of Digital Network Festival one of which will be broadcast live on the internet – website tba) San Francisco Bottom Of The Hill (27)Los Angeles Troubadour (29)Los Angeles tba (30).