The Rakes expand UK and Irish tour

The band upgrade and add to 2006 live plans

The Rakes have expanded their upcoming 2006 UK and Irish tour due to popular demand.

The band will now play London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on May 13 with new support acts.

Shows at the capital’s Astoria (2) and Sheffield Leadmill (February 3) have now sold out while two other venues have been upgraded to allow more fans to attend.

The Norwich Waterfront gig on January 30 will now take place at the city’s UEA and the date at Manchester Academy 2 (February 6) is now at the Academy 1.

The full 2006 live dates for The Rakes are:

Exeter Lemon Grove (January 27)

Portsmouth Pyramid (28)

Cambridge Junction (29)

Norwich UEA (30)

Bristol Anson Rooms (31)

London Astoria (February 2)

Sheffield Leadmill (3)

Wolverhampton Wulfren (4)

Manchester Academy 1 (6)

Newcastle University (7)

Glasgow QMU (8)

Aberdeen Moshulu (9)

Dublin Village (11)

Belfast Spring & Airbrake (12)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (May 13)

For ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.