The Courteeners have announced that they will play a huge one-off show in Manchester in December.
The Liam Fray – fronted band, who are currently putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to their 2010 second album ‘Falcon’, will headline the city’s Manchester Arena on December 7. Support will come from The View.
This is the fourth year in a row that the band have performed a celebratory gig in their hometown in December.
Last year they played Manchester’s O2 Apollo on December 8 and 9 and played once again at the Manchester Arena in December 2010. They also performed at Manchester Central in 2009.
Speaking to NME previously about the band’s new album, in a video which you can see at the bottom of the page, frontman Liam Fray said: “It took a long time to write, it’s pretty serious, in terms of its subject matter, but it doesn’t take itself very seriously. You can’t say something really heartfelt, without cracking a joke in there too. That’s what it’s like.”
When asked about the sound of the new material, Fray added: “It doesn’t sound like us. I don’t even think our second album sounded like us. Once you think you have a sound, you’re limiting yourself in what you can produce.”