Courteeners announce Heaton Park warm-up shows: How to buy tickets

14 May 2019, 10:32 | Updated: 14 May 2019, 18:07

The Not Nineteen Forever outfit will play the Blackpool Empress Ballroom and the O2 Academy Leeds. Find out how to get tickets.

Courteeners have announced two warm-up gigs ahead of their huge homecoming show next month.

Liam Fray and co are set to play a career-defining gig in Manchester's Heaton Park on Saturday 15 June, with support from James, DMA's and Pale Waves.

Now, the Not Nineteen Forever rockers have confirmed two smaller shows at the Blackpool Empress Ballroom and the O2 Academy Leeds on 10 and 11 June.

Tickets for the gigs, which will see The Coral and Inhaler as special guests, go on general sale on Friday 17 May.

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Meanwhile, Courteeners have given an update on the progress of their new album.

The Middleton rockers have been working on the follow up to 2016's Mapping The Rendezvous and Fray recently took to social media to reveal: "Album. Fucking. Finished."

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Fray previously teased new material from the album on social media, which saw him tinkling at the piano.

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Watch him play one track in particular, which was titled Hanging Off Your Cloud:

The Courteeners are also set to headline a charity gig for homelessness in Manchester.

The Cavorting outfit will top the bill at Raise The Roof at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Stretford on Friday 24 May with local acts Blossoms, Bugzy Malone and Lisa Stanfield also on the line-up.

The event will be hosted by Radio X’s own Sunta Templeton, with the full bill to be revealed shortly.

Watch Liam Fray and Manchester mayor Andy Burnham talk about the project below:

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