The band announce two very special festive shows...

THE CHARLATANS have added two dates to their upcoming winter tour.

The group, who release new single ‘Loving You Is Easy’ on December 20, will play at the Salford Maxwell Hall on the day of release as well as the previous night.

The venue in Salford, vocalist Tim Burgess’s birthplace, was last used for a gig by Thirteen Senses in 1985, said a message on the band’s official website.

Tickets for the gigs go on sale via the band’s website [url=]

on Monday (November 1) at 9am and are on general sale on Tuesday.

The tour, with support from [a][/a], kicks off at Dunoon Queen’s Hall on December 11.

The full tour now stands:

Dunoon Queens Hall (December 11)

Motherwell Concert Hall (12)

Preston Guildhall (14)

Norwich UEA (15)

London Brixton Academy (16)

Leeds University (18)

Salford Maxwell Hall (19, 20)

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