The Welsh rap-rock merchants return...

Welsh rockers Lostprophets have announced a trio of shows to warm up for their forthcoming appearance at the CARLING WEEKEND: READING AND LEEDS.

The gigs, the first UK dates since the band played London’s Brixton Academy in October 2002, will be fans of the outfit’s first chance to catch some of their highly anticipated new material.

Lostprophets have just completed their follow-up to their 2001 debut album ‘thefakesoundofprogress’. The as-yet-untitled new

LP, recorded in LA with producer Eric Valentine, is due out on Visible Noise later in the year.

The full list of dates are:

Newport TJ’s (August 17)

Birmingham Academy 2 (19)

Manchester Hop & Grape (20)

Leeds Festival (Main Stage) (23)

Reading Festival (Main Stage) (24)

Tickets go

on sale at 10am on Saturday July 19