The dates include their rearranged NME Awards Show...

Cooper Temple Clause have announced to NME.COM their first tour dates for 2003.

The group have been holed up in a recording studio, working hard on their second album. Earlier this year, the group were forced to postpone their NME Awards Show after bassist Didz was hospitalised and became too ill to perform.

Their spring tour includes a re-arranged NME Awards show at the London Astoria (April 29), and also calls at: Dublin Whelans (April 25)

Belfast Limelight (26)

Wrexham Central Station (28)

London Astoria (29)

Northampton Roadmenders (May 1)

Cardiff MS1 (5)

Brighton Concorde 2 (6)

Cambridge Junction (7)

Newcastle Northumbria University (8)

Liverpool Academy (10)

Leeds Metropolitan University (11)

Aberdeen Forum (12)

Glasgow QMU (13)

Manchester University (15)

Sheffield Leadmill (16)

Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall (17)

Nottingham Rock City (18)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (21)

Norwich Waterfront (22)

Reading University (23)

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

A new single is scheduled for mid-May.