THE ‘HORSE SPARKLE AGAIN!

Mark Linkous and his trusty band of helpers are back in the summer...

SPARKLEHORSE

are to preview material from their forthcoming album on a UK tour in the summer.

Mainman Mark Linkous, Scott Minor and new touring musician Todd Kelly will play a series of shows in July, including a support slot to Beth Gibbons in an outdoor concert at London Somerset House on July 12. It’s expected the band will play some new songs, though the follow-up to 2001’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is not expected until spring 2004. The album is currently being recorded in Hayseville, North Carolina.

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The band recently toured with [a][/a] in the USA. On leaving the UK, Sparklehorse

will support REM in Italy from July 22-24 and in the USA from September 23-30.

The UK dates are as follows:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (July 7)

Northampton Roadmender (8)

Cambridge Junction (10)

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Colchester Arts Centre (11)

London Somerset House (12)

Brighton Concorde (14)

Manchester University (15)

Glasgow King Tut’s (16)

To buy tickets, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663..

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