Black out the windows, sound the alarm and take cover...Primal Scream are set to rampage through the UK this winter as headliners of the notoriously anarchic NME Rock 'N' Roll Riot Tour!
Starting in Oxford on November 20th, 2008, Scotland's favourite sons will be blowing up venues throughout country on their 16 date extravaganza, culminating in a historic homecoming date at Glasgow's SECC on December 13th.
Front man Bobby Gillespie said: "We're so happy to be doing this tour because we can rock and we can have a riot. Right now we're playing better than ever, we're having a great time, we're having a ball. When people come to the show they're really gonna get their money's worth!"
The tour, which has famously given a leg up to the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs, The Enemy and Razorlight is set to round off an already extraordinary year for the band who played a triumphant headline set at T in the Park last month, giving music lovers a taste of the white knuckle ride they can expect from the forthcoming tour.
Fans were also treated to a taste of new material from the Primal's ninth studio album, out now on B-Unique. 'Beautiful Future', which debuted in the UK top ten this week, was produced by Bjorn Yttling [Peter, Bjorn and John] and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party) and features contributions from some of the music world's most eclectic talent including CSS's Lovefoxxx and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age).
Conor McNicholas, NME Editor, said: "The NME Rock N Roll Riot Tour has found a killer headliner with Primal Scream. Their classic-laden back catalogue encompasses everything from dancefloor euphoria and Rolling Stones raunch to electronic punk, but it's the devastating laser-guided pop of their new album 'Beautiful Future' we're looking forward to most. This is shaping up to be an amazing tour. Bobby Gillespie has always described his band's output as being 'high energy rock 'n' roll'. Come and see just how right he is."
The 2008 NME Rock'N'Roll Riot Tour dates in full:
Dates could be added or changed! Go to NME or Primal Scream Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.
20th OXFORD, Academy
21st CARDIFF, University
23rd BRISTOL, Academy
24th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
25th READING, Hexagon
27th NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
28th LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo
30th NORWICH, UEA
1st SHEFFIELD, Academy
2nd BRIGHTON, Dome
4th BIRMINGHAM, Academy
5th CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
8th LEEDS, Academy
9th NEWCASTLE, Academy
11th MANCHESTER, Apollo
13th GLASGOW, SECC
Tickets are available exclusively for 48 hours at NME Gigs from Wednesday 30th July at 9am.
NME Ticketline: 0871 2301094
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All tickets are priced £22.50 (plus booking fee) except in London where they are £25.00 (plus booking fee)
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