Let England and Scotland shake - PJ Harvey announces UK shows for autumn 2011

Posted: 1st June 2011
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In addition to her upcoming UK festival performances at the Electric Picnic 2011 (Ireland) and Bestival 2011 (Isle Of Wight), PJ Harvey has announced two shows for two big cities that have previously been missing out on the recent live action.

Glasgow's Concert Hall (4th September) and Manchester's Apollo (8th) are the chosen venues for what promises to be a rapturous occasion, if her recent Troxy shows are anything to go by - both go on sale this Friday at 9am, priced at around £30.

London will already be getting another show as part of the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror festival, curated by Portishead and set to take place on 23rd and 24th July (she plays on the first day) - tickets are available for £59 per day (two-dayers are sold-out).

Meanwhile, in addition to her recent successful and rather excellent "Let England Shake" album, Harvey has contributed a cover version of "Lonely Avenue", recorded with Ben Waters, for an Ian Stewart charity tribute album, in aid of The British Heart Foundation. The album is entitled "Boogie 4 Stu", named after the songwriter's contributing song to Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" album, 'Boogie With Stu".

You can check out the Harvey/Waters interpretation of "Lonely Avenue", by clicking on the player above.

Paul Pledger