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The View announce return-to-basics 35-date UK tour

The View

Story by Jack Foley

THE View return in October with an extensive “return-to-basics” 35-date tour and a new single, 5Rebbeccas, which is set for release through 1965 Records on October 27, 2008.

Taken from the album sessions in Wales and produced by Owen Morris, the single will be available on 7” and CD and feature the B-sides Dun Deal, Mr Men Book and For You.

There will also be a limited pink vinyl 7” with etched B-side which will be made available to those who pre-order tickets for the tour via the band’s website, www.theviewareonfire.com

The full list of tour dates are as follows:

October
16 – Dunfermline, Velocity
17 – Inverness, Raigmore
18 – Forres, The Loft
19 – Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
21 – Newcastle Academy 2
22 – Hull Welly Club
23 – Manchester, Moho Live
24 – Nottingham Bodega
26 – Wrexham Central Station
27 – Swansea Sin City
28 – Shrewsbury Buttermarket
30 – Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
31 – Brighton Old Market

November
1 – Reading After Dark
2 – Gloucester Guild Hall
4 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
5 – Milton Keynes, Woughton Centre
6 – Colchester Arts Centre
7 – Stoke Sugarmill
9 – Norwich Arts Centre
10 – Sheffield Plug
11 – Carlisle Brickyard
12 – Glasgow King Tuts
16 – Middlesbrough Cornerhouse
17 – Leeds, Faversham
18 – Liverpool Barfly
19 – Oxford Zodiac
21 – London Astoria
22 – Bristol Thekla
23 – Cardiff, The Point
24 – Leicester, Charlotte
26 – York, Duchess
27 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
29 – Kirkaldy Ocean
30 – Dundee, Fat Sams

Tickets for the tour are priced at £12..50 (£15 in London) and go on pre-sale at 9am on September 3 via www.theviewareonfire.com and general sale at 9am on September 5, 2008.

Following the success of their debut album, The View decamped to rural Wales in the early summer of 2008 with producer Owen Morris (perhaps the only man able to not only channel their schizophrenic ideas and plans but also to simply keep up with them) they set to work on their second album.

As yet untitled, the record will perhaps come as a bit of a shock for those expecting a re-run of the first album’s infectious collection of tracks; still heavy on the joyful rush that made their debut so exciting, the album also weaves its way from rip-roaring heads-down boogie to Tayside sea-shanties via moments of real beauty.

The album will be released in early 2009. Further UK dates will be announced to coincide with its release.