The Verve release new music and expand reunion tour

Download Richard Ashcroft's first new music in ten years now

The Verve have added an extra date to their reunion tour.

The band will now play Nottingham Arena on December 11, in addition to the rest of their comeback shows.

The full tour is now:

Glasgow Academy (November 2,3)

Blackpool Empress Ballroom (5,6)

London Roundhouse (8,9)

Nottingham Arena (11)

London O2 Arena (December 13)

Glasgow SECC (15)

Belfast Odyssey Arena (17)

Manchester Central (20)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

Meanwhile, you can download the first 14 minutes of music The Verve made after deciding to reunite for free on NME.COM now.

Rather than kicking off their reformation with a band meeting, the Wigan legends met in a studio in Richmond and jammed out some musical ideas together.

The first fruits from that session can now be heard in the form of the ‘The Thaw Session’ – the title a reference to ‘Deep Freeze’, an experimental bonus track on the band’s last album ‘Urban Hymns’ – a 14-minute track you can get for free.

To download a free version of the band’s first new music in over ten years, simply head to NME.COM/verve, until October 28.

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