The Fratellis reform and announce 2013 UK tour

After hiatus that has lasted over 3 years, indie rock band The Fratellis have announced plans to reform and embark upon a seven date tour of the UK in April 2013.

The first show will be at the Electric Ballroom in London on the 11th April, before barrelling through the UK until they round it off with a show in their hometown of Glasgow (for full list of dates see below).

The band shot to fame in 2006 when the released their debut album Costello Music, which spawned many hit singles including Henrietta and Chelsea Dagger. With the album they headlines many music festivals NME’s Rock ‘n’ Riot tour, Oxygen 2007 and T in the Park 2007. Costello Music also secured them the BRIT for the ‘Best British Breakthrough Act of 2007’.

In 2008 they released their follow up album Here We Stand. Despite their previous success and sell out promotional shows in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles, Here We Stand was a relative flop compared to its predecessor. This led to an eventual hiatus beginning in 2009.

Luckily for fans the band released news of their reformation mid-2012. During a few one off shows they gave the audience a sneak preview of a couple of new tracks they have written: This Old Ghost Town and Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Break Your Heart. They have since announced that they are in the process of recording a new album which they will no doubt be performing tracks from during next year’s UK tour.

Tickets will cost around £20 and will be available from 6th December from Ticketmaster and the NME tickets website.

The Fratellis tour dates

11/04/2013 – London Electric Ballroom
12/04/2013 – Birmingham HMV Institute
13/04/2013 – Manchester HMV Ritz
15/04/2013 – Bristol O2 Academy
16/04/2013 – Newcastle O2 Academy
17/04/2013 – Liverpool O2 Academy
19/04/2013 – Glasgow Barrowland

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