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The Raconteurs announce new UK tour

The Raconteurs

Story by Jack Foley

THE Raconteurs, the band featuring Jack White and Brendan Benson, have announced a second tour of the UK in October.

Following the band’s four dates in March and their appearances at the Wireless and Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals (on August 25-27), they will return to the UK in October for a much bigger selection of venues, including a date at London’s Brixton Academy.

The UK dates are (all October):

14 – Glasgow Academy
15 – Manchester Apollo
18 – Newcastle Academy
19 & 20 – London Brixton Academy
22 – Bristol Colston Hall
23 – Nottingham Rock City
24 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
25 – Liverpool University

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The Raconteurs describe themselves as “a new band made up of old friends”, including Jack Lawrence (bass), Patrick Keeler (drums), Brendan Benson (guitars, vocals), and Jack White (guitars, vocals, keys).

They have also been confirmed to play at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, to be held on August 31.