Seventeen gigs and a Funeral for a Friend - Welsh rockers to hit the road for spring 2011 UK tour

When Welsh metallers Funeral for a Friend get a new album ready, you know there's going to be a tour-in-waiting and, lo and behold, there is!

The boys have been working on the follow-up to 2008's "Memory and Humanity" since the summer with producer Romesh Dodangoda and, as with previous releases, YOU dear listener can contribute to FFAF's progress with the recording (and their chosen charity) by checking out their involvement with PledgeMusic on their MySpace page - contribute money and you can choose to receive the finished album or any manner of FFAF limited bits and pieces, plus a percentage goes to Ty Hafan, a hospice for kids with a limited life-span.

The new album is untitled as yet, but the tour is confirmed and ready to start in Aberystwyth on 16th March, followed by Buckley, Penrith, Edinburgh, Glasgow etc until Wrexham's Central Station on the 4th April. Support for the tour comes from Londoners Rise to Remain.

Tickets go on sale at 9am (midday for the Wakefield gig) this Friday, priced at around £15 (£12.50/ £13 for some). It's certainly a varied tour with a few very small venues en route (Durham, Saltash(!) and High Wycombe), so make sure you get in quick for those tickets.

Meanwhile, you can check out their latest video from the band - "Serpents in Solitude". It's a bit good.

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