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THE BLUETONES are to preview material from their forthcoming album on a massive UK tour.

After playing a handful of low key dates shortly

before Christmas, the band take to the road for a 50-date tour, kicking off in Colchester on March 16 and finishing just over two months later, at London Astoria on May 21.


After the release of their ‘Best Of’ album last year, the band spent the remaining half of 2002

writing and recording new material. They are currently adding the finishing touches to their fourth studio album, their first since 2000’s ‘Science And Nature’. The as yet

un-named album will be released around the time of the tour.

The Bluetones are giving fans the opportunity to get an early taste of the album – a new track, ‘I*The City’ will be available as a free download to all those registering at the new

Bluetones website at [url=], which will go live on the

morning of February 10.


The tour dates are:

Colchester Arts Centre (March 16)

Tunbridge Wells Forum (March 17)

Southampton Zaks (March 18)

Leicester Charlotte (March 20)

Bedford Esquires (March 21)

Cheltenham Woodlands (March 22)

Cardiff University (March 24)

Aberystwyth University (March 25)

Stoke Void (March 26)

Wrexham Central Station (March 28)

Manchester Hop & Grape (March 29)

Oldham Tokyo Project (March 30)

Hull University (April 1)

Whitehaven Civic Hall (April 2)

Dudley JBs (April 4)

Greenock 204 (April 5)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (April 7)

Dundee Fat Sam’s (April 8)

Aberdeen Lava (April 9)

Inverness Blue (April 11)

Ullapool The Seaforth (April 12)

Glasgow Garage (April 13)

Middlesbrough Cornerhouse (April 15)

Northumbria University (April 16)

Leeds Cockpit (April 18)

Sheffield Leadmill (April 19)

Brecon Brycheiniog Theatre (April 20)

Liverpool University (April 22)

Coventry Colleseum (April 23)

Birmingham Academy (April 24)

Shrewsbury The Music Hall (April 25)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (April 27)

Norwich Waterfront (April 28)

Cambridge Junction (April 30)

Milton Keynes Woughton Centre (May 1)

Bradford Rio’s (May 2)

Southend Chinnerys (May 4)

Crewe Limelight (May 5)

Northampton Roadmenders (May 6)

Reading Fez (May 8)

Gloucester Guildhall (May 9)

Hastings Crypt (May 10)

Oxford Zodiac (May 12)

Bristol Fleece (May 13)

Frome Cheese & Grain (May 16)

Penzance Space (May 17)

Exeter University Lemon Grove (May 18)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (May 20)

Brighton Concorde 2 (May 21)

London Astoria (May 22)

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

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