After over a year of buzzing on about struttin' Norweigan rockers Span, they've finally gone and set a release date for their debut album as February 16th 2004. Reason for delay? Well, we hear they've reworked some tracks having signed to Interscope (QOTSA, Trail of Dead, Eminem) in America, plus they've been busy having hit singles in Scandinavia, between various support slots with everyone from Jetplane Landing and Biffy Clyro through to Evanescence.
Better news still is that to support the highly-anticipated 'Mass Distraction' album, Drowned in Sound will be proudly promoting their tour, with support from some of the finest new bands in the world (details about these to be announced shortly - if you fancy putting your name on the list of bands to consider email us). The tour goes a little something like this...
24 Jan Exeter Cavern
25 Jan Sheffield Casbah
26 Jan Birmingham Academy 3
27 Jan Liverpool Academy 2
28 Jan Leeds Cockpit 2
29 Jan Glasgow King Tuts
30 Jan Aberdeen Kef
31 Jan Perth Twa Tams
01 Feb Edinburgh Venue
03 Feb Leicester Charlotte
04 Feb Derby Victoria Inn
05 Feb Wolverhampton Little Civic
06 Feb Stoke Sugarmill
07 Feb Aldershot West End Centre
08 Feb Oxford Zodiac
10 Feb Stratford-Upon-Avon Coxs Yard CANCELLED! (Sorry!)
12 Feb Chelmsford The Cave
13 Feb Bristol Loiusiana
14 Feb Tunbridge Wells Forum
15 Feb Southampton Joiners Arms
16 Feb Cardiff Barfly
17 Feb Manchester Roadhouse
19 Feb London Islington Carling Bar Academy
Tickets for these shows will be onsale soon.
You may also be interested to know: 'Don't Think The Way They Do' will be out as a single 2nd February '04. And the album "Mass Distraction", produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Distillers, Foo Fighters) & Mixed by Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden) is released 16th Feb '04.
This week they released a download-only single 'Papa' which is available for £1, payable through SMS, phone, credit cards, Paypal, and a few other methods, by clicking: HERE