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Glasvegas announce UK autumn tour (2013)

Story by Jack Foley

TO support the release of their new album, Later…When The TV Turns To Static, Glasvegas have announced a UK tour for September and October 2013.

The band will play a total of 10 dates, kicking off in Leeds in September and including a date at the Scala in London in October.

The dates are as follows (all September and October 2013):

29 – Cockpit, Leeds
30 – Fleece & Firkin, Bristol

2 – Scala, London
4 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
5 – Plug, Sheffield
6 – Rock City, Nottingham
7 – Academy 3, Manchester
9 – Whelans, Dublin
10 – Limelight, Belfast
22 – The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday, July 11.

If, Glasvegas’s new EP, is available now. The EP is accompanied by three exclusive recordings from the band. A cover of PJ Harvey’s The Words That Maketh Murder, Press , a new track written especially for the EP by James Allan and Finished Sympathy, a demo of the ultimate track on the new album.

“A lot of thought went into this EP,” says James. “From the decision about the cover track right down to the wee <> symbols in the Press title, which I wanted to make look like a button on a VCR. I sometimes mess around with letters and symbols and stuff.

“The reason for choosing The Words That Maketh Murder was that some of the covers we have done in the past have been older songs, so we wanted to go for something newer. The PJ Harvey album Let England Shake is a record we had been listening to and it seemed an obvious choice to pick a song from this record.

Press is a new song and is me speaking in a hypothetical sense, a ‘what if-scenario’, and the demo of Finished Sympathy, well it’s a bloody good song from the album that we are really proud of, based on my opinion that sympathy is something that’s finished at too young an age. You can expect heavy fireworks from the album version.”

The new video features the legendary William Shatner and is Glasvegas’ take on the Old Grey Whistle Test.