The follow-up to their Top Five eponymous debut is well underway...

Coral will tour the UK and Ireland in February 2003, after completing their new album.

As recently revealed on NME.COM, the group have been working on the follow-up to their Top Five self-titled debut in the Elevator studios in Liverpool.

A five-day session in early October saw them come up with seven backing tracks, and the group hope to finish the album over Christmas. While there is no album title yet, two track titles, ‘Careless Hands’ and ‘So You Think You’re The First’, have been decided.

Now, Coral have announced details of a tour. The shows are at:

Dublin Ambassador (February 2)

Belfast Limelight (3)

Glasgow Barrowlands (5)

Aberdeen Music Hall (6)

Middlesborough Town Hall (7)

Manchester Academy (8)

Portsmouth Pyramids (10)

Cardiff Academy (12)

Norwich UEA (14)

Oxford Brookes University (15)

For tickets, which are priced £9.50, call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663, or [url=]click here.