And fans can expect 'a few surprises' from the shows…

N.E.R.D have announced plans to wrap up 2004 with two gigs in the UK.

The band will kick off at Carling Apollo Manchester on November 21 before playing Carling Apollo Hammersmith the following night (22).

Singer Pharrell Williams said fans can expect a “few surprises” from the shows.

He said: “We’re really excited about playing our last two gigs for 2004 in the UK – we love the British fans.

“Our last shows here were phenomenal – the UK definitely has the most up for it and rockin’ crowds! We can’t wait to come back, so watch out, we’ve got even more surprises and flavours up our sleeves.”

N.E.R.D recently appeared at the T In The Park and the V Festivals.

Tickets for Carling Live N.E.R.D go on sale from 10am on Friday (October 8).