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The Kooks announce best of 10-year anniversary UK tour (2017)

Story by Jack Foley

TO celebrate a decade together as a band, The Kooks have announced their ‘Best Of’ UK Tour to take place in 2017.

The run of 17 headline shows will kick off on April 21 in Manchester, before visiting cities such as Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham and Bristol. It will conclude with a huge show at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 13.

Since they burst onto the scene in 2006 with their unstoppable debut Inside In/Inside Out, which went 5x platinum last month, the Brighton based four-piece have gone from strength to strength.

Now, with three more studio albums, a number of massive world tours, awards and critical acclaim under their belts, it was clear that the indie rockers’ ten-year anniversary is a significant occasion to celebrate their momentous career so far with a tour of all of their greatest hits.

Fans will be given the chance to see performances of classic hits, B-Sides as well as new music that the band have been dedicating time to in the studio this year.

Additionally, The Kooks have been warming up on the live circuit recently by hitting the road to perform shows across Europe and South America amongst various other international summer festivals.

The tour dates are (all April and May 2017)

April
21 – Manchester Academy
22 – Birmingham O2 Academy
24 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
25 – Leeds O2 Academy
27 – Newcastle O2 Academy
28 – Glasgow O2 Academy
29 – Liverpool Olympia

May
1 – Nottingham Rock City
2 – Bristol Colston Hall
4 – Southampton O2 Guildhall
5 – Plymouth Pavilions
6 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
8 – Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
9 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
11 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
12 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
13 – London Alexandra Palace

Tickets go on general sale from Friday, November 25 at 9am.