Primal Scream announce June UK tour

Primal Scream have announced an intimate UK tour for this June.

The band have just completed an 18-month tour in support of the reissue of their seminal 1991 album, Screamadelica last year and are set to play three dates in Scotland this summer.

The stint of concerts will kick off on June 14th and run until June 16th and will be treated as informal warm-ups for their performances at Isle Of Wight Festival and the Hop Farm Festival. The shows will also be the first scheduled live dates since bassist Gary 'Mani' Mountfield left to rejoin the Stone Roses. In recent interviews, singer, Bobby Gillespie has spoken about the upcoming tour:

"I was at an awards ceremony and Bez said to me, 'What are you gonna do now that Mani's gone?' and I said, 'Can you play the bass, Bez?' How cool would that be? Bass and maracas! He was like, 'I'd love to do it Bob, but I can't fucking play!'"

Primal Scream are currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 album Beautiful Future. The band will play the following dates:

  • Inverness Ironworks (June 14)
  • Aberdeen Music Hall (15)
  • Edinburgh Queens Hall (16)

Tickets are on sale from today.