The band follow in the footsteps of Wham! and Jean Michel Jarre...

SUEDE have announced their first ever shows in mainland China.

The group play two nights at Beijing’s Chao Yang Gymnasium on February 3 and 4 at the end of their tour of south-east Asia. Only a handful of western bands have ever played China and the band are following in the footsteps of Wham!, Elton John and John Michel Jarre.

The full list of dates are:

Taiwan University Sports Centre (January 18)

Hong Kong Queen Elizabeth Stadium (January 20)

Jakarta Tennis Indoor Stadium (January 23)

Singapore Fort Canning (January 24)

Tokyo Akasaka Blitz (January 28)

Tokyo Ax (January 29)

Osaka On Air (January 30)

Beijing Chao Yang Gymnasium (February 3/4)

Suede are expected to release a Greatest Hits album in 2003.