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The Rakes announce April tour dates (2009)

The Rakes

Story by Jack Foley

THE Rakes have announced an eight-date tour of the UK in April in support of their long awaited third album, KLANG.

The dates mark the band’s first since March 2007 and kick off in Brighton, before concluding at London’s Koko.

The dates are (all April 2009):

21 – Brighton Concorde
22 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
23 – Manchester Club Academy
24 – Dublin, The Button Factory
25 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
26 – Newcastle, The Cluny
28 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
29 – London Koko

KLANG will be released on Monday, March 23 through V2. A single, taken from the album, entitled 1989, will be released digitally one week earlier, on March 16.

The album was recorded at Planet Roc Studios in Berlin and produced by Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen, Passion Pit).

Tickets for Manchester are £11, while for London they cost £13.50, and they’re available now.