The Rip Van Winkles of the dance world announce a short UK tour for April...

The STEREO MC’S are to play their first club dates for eight years, NME.COM can exclusively announce.

The shows will be warm-up gigs in preparation for a major world tour, which will include the festival circuit in the summer and an autumn UK tour. The dates will give fans chance to hear the group’s new material for the first time.

The tour will call at: Dublin HQ (March 30)


Belfast Empire (April 1)

Glasgow King Tuts (3)

Manchester MDH (4)

Nottingham The Social (5)

The band release their long awaited new album, ‘Deep Down & Dirty’, on May 28, which will be preceded by a single of the same name on May 14.

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