Courteeners Will Now Do Seven Nights At Manchester's Apollo

27 August 2015, 10:11 | Updated: 27 August 2015, 16:21

Courteeners at Heaton Park

After joking about their residency in Manchester this Christmas, Courteeners have added another two dates in Manchester. Plus, there are also new London and Glasgow shows.

Courteeners have added more dates to their incredible run of Christmas shows. The band will now play seven shows at Manchester's O2 Apollo, and have added dates in London and Glasgow.

Liam Fray previosuly said he thought his band should have done seven nights at Manchester's O2 Apollo this Christmas. Chatting to Radio X at V Festival in Chelmsford, the frontman joked about the amazing run of shows.

When asked what fans can expect, Fray said "disappointment! I said we should have done seven!"

"Because we're doing five in the same venue it enables us to be a bit more creative with the setlist" he went on to say, "We're gonna play quite a bit of stuff people haven't heard for a while...and we might have a new song in the pipeline."

It seems he wasn't joking after all! You can listen to the interview below.

The band will play Manchester's O2 Apollo between 8 and 12 December, with the two new dates on the 18th and 19th.

Plus the band play London, Newcastle, Glasgow and more in the run up. You can see the full tour dates below.

Speaking to us as the shows were announced, frontman Liam Fray said: "I only found out the other day. I was quite means we can do a bit more with the show. Stuff people haven't seen."

Earlier this year, Courteeners played at huge show at Manchester's Heaton Park. It was their biggest headline gig to date.

Tickets go on sale for the new shows at the Manchester Apollo shows on Friday at 9am.

Courteeners Winter UK Tour:

26 November - Stoke Victoria Hall
27 November - Lincoln Engine Shed
29 November- Glasgow O2 Academy
30 November - Newcastle O2 Academy
1 December - Leicester O2 Academy
3 December Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
4 December - London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
5 December - London The Forum (New)
8 December - Manchester O2 Apollo
9 December - Manchester O2 Apollo
10 December - Manchester O2 Apollo
11 December - Manchester O2 Apollo
12 December - Manchester O2 Apollo
17 December - Glasgow O2 Academy (New)
18 December - Manchester O2 Apollo (New)
19 December - Manchester 02 Apollo (New) 

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