Natives of Warrington, Norwich and Edinburgh gear themselves for the arrival of the hirsute popsters...

[/a] are set to play a handful of low key warm-up shows this summer ahead of appearances at RADIOHEAD‘s large outdoor OXFORD show and later before their READING and LEEDS festival gigs.

The trio will play at Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington on July 4, followed by a gig at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on July 6, the day before they support Radiohead alongside Beck at South Park.

Over a month later, they will play at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on August 23. The band then perform at Reading on August 25 and Leeds on 26 as part of the Carling Weekend.

The shows will mark the first [a] shows in the UK since they appeared at the V2000 festival last August. However, the band did tour the US at the back end of 2000, supporting Pearl Jam throughout November 2000.