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Courteeners announce Y Not Festival warm-up show in London

The courteners have announced that ahead of their headlining performance at Y Not Festival next month they will be playing a warm-up gig in London – buy tickets here.

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Liam Fray and company. will headline the Derbyshire festival – held in the heart of the Peak District at Pikehall – on July 30, joining fellow headliners Stereophonics and Blossoms, who will perform on July 29 and 31 respectively.

But before Courteeners headline Y Not, the band will take the stage for a warm-up gig at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London on July 29.

Announced today (June 29), tickets go on sale Friday July 1 at 9am BST – buy tickets here.

Courteeners will cross the pond in November for a series of US tour dates, marking the band’s first time playing there since Coachella in 2009.

The US tour kicks off at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on November 10, with the band heading to New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles ahead of their recently announced appearance at the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City on November 18. here.

Last year, Courteeners shared their massive Heaton Park comeback gig in full online. The band premiered the concert in full on their official YouTube channel on November 25, which saw them perform in front of 50,000 fans at the outdoor show in Manchester on June 15, 2019.

In a four-star review of the show, NME‘s Gary Ryan wrote: “As [Courteeners] set off in mass euphoria and a flurry of Carlsberg bottles tossed into the air like mortars at a graduation, you feel Liam’s annus horribilis has been cathartically swept away.

Separately, Fray announced last year that he would be opening a new restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The Smithfield Social, which pays homage to historic Smithfield Market, is located on Thomas Street and serves brunch, small plates, cocktails and more.