The Bluetones announce another slight return - Shepherd's Bush final show on sale Friday 3rd June 2011

Posted: 2nd June 2011
Mark Morriss

And now, the end is near and The Bluetones are fast approaching their final curtain - well, they were a few months ago when they billed their autumn tour as 'The Farewell Tour'. Now it seems, the band has made the curious decision of adding a second (and final, no really it is) show at Shepherd's Bush to round off that very same string of dates.

Billed as 'The Final Show', the gig in West London is set to take place on 27th September, which is all very well, but Mark Morriss and co are already due to play there on the 16th. But, before you sharpen the knives, they have sold out that gig, bar a selection of Level 3 seats (up in the Gods), so if you weren't able to get in for that one, you do at least have this option - or you could attend both, of course. Tickets for both cost £18 with the 27th show due to go on sale at 9am on Friday.

Meanwhile, the rest of the UK tour has had a slight retweak (now there's a hit-making remix title for you) - the Leeds date on the 17th September has been upgraded from The Cockpit to the bigger O2 Academy (tickets still available), while the remainder of the tour remains untouched and still up for various prices, starting at £15 (in Yeovil), rising to £18.

In addition, North West fans can also see the band play St George's Hall, Blackburn for pre-fest warm-up shenanigans on 22nd July - tickets are just £12 for that one. It'll be emotional.

Paul Pledger