The Rakes to kick off new term in style

The band are set to headline Club NME On Tour, supported by Topman…

Having just celebrated their biggest headlining show at the LONDON MEAN FIDDLER (August 10), The Rakes are set help mark freshers week in style by signing up for the CLUB NME ON TOUR, supported by TOPMAN.

The boozy brain-boxes who released their debut album ‘Capture/Release’ yesterday (August 15), will be playing shows at Club NMEs across the land to tie in with the beginning of term, and are looking forward to revisiting student life.

“We’re looking forward to the tour. The libraries will be open won’t they?” asked guitarist Matthew Swinnerton. ”People have this impression of us as a boozy band, that’s why I have to mention libraries for once – we’re not always in the pub.”

However The Rakes admitted they’re looking forward to gate-crashing a few Freshers Week balls. “It’s cheap booze, innit?” declared Swinnerton. “So it’s always good!”

Club NME On Tour, supported by Topman, is at the following venues:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (Sept 25)

Brighton Concorde 2 (26)

Oxford Zodiac (27)

Bournemouth Old Fire Station (29)

Liverpool Carling Academy 2 (30)

Glasgow School Of Art (Oct 1)

Middlesbrough Empire (3)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (4)

Leeds Warehouse (5)

Northampton Roadmender (6)

London Koko (7)

Support bands will be announced soon, tickets go on sale at 9am on August 16. For ticket availability, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.