The Courteeners Announce UK Tour For February And March 2013

The Courteeners Announce UK Tour For February And March 2013

Courteeners have announced an 18-date UK tour for February and March 2013, which will be their biggest UK tour yet culminating with a headline show at O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 16th March. 

Last month, the band announced that they will release their new album 'ANNA' on 4th February which will be preceded by new single 'Lose Control' on 28th January, both released through V2. Zane Lowe last night gave fans the first exclusive listen to 'Lose Control' which can be downloaded now from - and you can listen to a teaser of the track here - Courteeners Lose Control [teaser]. 

'Lose Control' opens with an addictive hook followed by Liam's distinctive vocals which then catapult into a huge chorus of drums and melody. It the perfect introduction to the new sound of the band's third album. 

It has been two years since Courteeners last album 'Falcon', which charted at #6 and followed the bands #4 debut album 'St. Jude'.  The band recorded and produced the album in Manchester at 80 Hertz Studios with producer Joe Cross (Hurts) and last Friday, performed new tracks from the album at a sold out homecoming show at the 17,000 capacity Manchester Arena. 

Courteeners will be performing as part of XFM's Winter Wonderland at O2 Academy Brixton on 17th December. Full February and March tour dates are as follows - 


Thu 21st                             Nottingham                         Rock City 

Fri 22nd                                Leeds                                    O2 Academy 

Sat 23rd                                Birmingham                      O2 Academy 

Mon 25th                             Liverpool                            O2 Academy 

Tue 26th                               Dundee                                Fat Sams 

Thu 28th                              Inverness                            Ironworks 


Fri 1st                                    Glasgow                              O2 Academy 

Sat 2nd                                  Edinburgh                          Picture House 

Mon 4th                                Portsmouth                       Pyramids Centre 

Tue 5th                                 Cambridge                         Junction 

Thu 7th                                 Bristol                                  O2 Academy 

Fri 8th                                   Blackpool                           Empress Ballroom 

Sat 9th                                   Oxford                                 O2 Academy 

Mon 11th                             Leicester                             O2 Academy 

Tue 12th                               Cardiff                                  University Solus 

Thu 14th                              Newcastle                          O2 Academy 

Fri 15th                                 Sheffield                              O2 Academy 

Sat 16th                                London                                                O2 Academy Brixton 

Tickets go on sale on Friday 14th December at 9am from