The Shining, featuring Simon Tong and Simon Jones, hit the road...

THE SHINING, the band formed by ex-Verve band members SIMON JONES and SIMON TONG, have confirmed details of a UK tour.

The five-piece, which also features unknowns Mark Heaney on drums and Dan MacBean on guitar, will play shows in April in support of their debut single ‘Quicksilver’, released on April 15.

The tour calls at: Nottingham Rock City (April 9)

Glasgow Cathouse (10)

Stoke Sugarmill (11)

Birmingham Academy II (13)

Bristol Fleece (14)

Manchester University (16)

Leeds Cockpit (17)

Leicester Princess Charlotte (18)

Cardiff Barfly (22)

Brighton Concorde (23)

London Kings College (24)

The group features Jones on bass and Tong on guitar and keyboards. The pair, alongside vocalist Duncan Baxter, were rumoured to be briefly working with former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire following the demise of Seahorses, but no material ever saw the light of day.