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The Gossip announce UK dates


Story by Jack Foley

THE Gossip have announced a string of UK dates, including two shows in London on September 13 and 14.

The tour, which kicks off in Birmingham on September 9, will also see Beth Ditto and company playing alongside Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys and Primal Scream at this year’s Isle of Wight Bestival.

And that follows the band’s main stage slot at the Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 – 26.

The band have become one of the hottest tickets of the moment, thanks to the profile of frontwoman Beth Ditto (recently photographed naked for the cover of NME) and the success of the single Standing In The Way Of Control.

Tickets for the shows are now available – but expected to sell fast as fans clamour to see some of Ditto’s live performances in the flesh.

The full tour dates are (all September):

7 -Birmingham Academy
8 – Bristol Academy
9 – Isle of Wight Bestival
11 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
12 – Preston 53 Degrees
13 & 14 – London Forum
15 – Brighton Dome

In other Gossip related news, Beth Ditto has been speaking of a possible musical collaboration with supermodel Kate Moss.

Ditto told the NME that the unlikely pair had hit it off during a recent meeting and she was now considering doing a duet if the song was right.

The pair recently sang-along together during a night on the town in LA.