VINES UK TOUR CONFIRMED

NME.COM can reveal details of UK dates in April and May...

Vines have announced a full UK tour in April, before heading to LOS ANGELES to record the follow-up to ‘HIGHLY EVOLVED’.

The band were pencilled in for UK gigs – including their hotly-anticipated NME Awards fixture at the Astoria – in February, but management were forced to shelve the plans after the pressure of being away from home for more than a year began to take its toll. The group insisted instead on making a start on the new record, and returned to the studio in their native Australia – where they also played a series of headline shows in addition to their Big Day Out festival dates – after Christmas.

Frontman Craig Nicholls has been amassing new songs, with insiders saying he has come up with around 40 ideas since the release of ‘Highly Evolved’, some of which have been aired during their extensive tours last year and their Australian shows in January.

During the studio sessions back home, they demoed four tracks – the massively acclaimed ‘Fuck The World’, which has been hailed as the song which will do for them what ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ did for Nirvana, ‘Drown The Baptists’, ‘Amnesia’ and ‘Evil Town’.

The UK gigs, which are preceded by a US tour in March, will give them a chance to work out more new material live, before they head back to the States to start work on the album.

The tour dates are: London Astoria (April 23)

Norwich UEA (25)

Wolverhampton Civic (27)

Newcastle Northumbria University (29)

Manchester Apollo (30)

London Brixton Academy (May 1)

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