Glasvegas take time out from studio

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GLASVEGAS are taking time out from recording their third album to hit the road in the run-up to Christmas.

The Glaswegian band have a seven-date tour lined up for December, five in their native Scotland and two south of the border, one of them at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Monday, December 3.

Singer James Allan said: “We’ve been working hard in the studio all summer long, so we are really excited to get out in the fresh air, meet people, play some new songs and visit the places we’ve been away from for too long.”

No release date has been set yet for the new album, a follow-up to last year’s Euphoric Heartbreak, a No 10 hit including the single Euphoria, Take My Hand. It is expected to be out some time next year, however.

Fans buying tickets for their December shows can look forward to hearing tracks from that album and its predecessor, 2008’s self-titled debut album, the source of their only two top 20 hits to date, Geraldine and Daddy’s Gone. A preview of material from the next album might well be on offer too.

The band’s only release since being dropped by their record label, Sony, following the release of Euphoric Heartbreak was a contribution to a U2 covers album for Q magazine a year ago, the track they plumped for being Acrobat, so December’s dates will be their fans’ first chance to glean any ideas about what to expect third time round.

Tickets for the academy show cost £14.50. For details, go to www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

DARIN HUTSON