The band release a single and their debut album before playing on the NME Carling Awards tour...

The much fancied Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have confirmed details of a new single and a self-titled debut album to appear through VIRGIN at the beginning of 2002.

The single, ‘Love Burns’, will appear on January 21 and be backed by ‘Rifles’ and ‘Screaming Gun’. The album will follow on January 28.

The band will then head out on their first UK tour as part of the NME Carling Awards tour with Lostprophets, Andrew WK and The Coral.

The dates are as follows:

Glasgow QMU (January 27)

Newcastle University (28)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (29)

Sheffield University (31)

Liverpool University (February 1)

Manchester University (2)

Leeds Metro University (4)

Leicester De Montfort University (5)

Norwich UEA (6)

Portsmouth Pyramid (8)

Bristol University (9)

London Astoria (10)

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