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21 December 2009

UK Tour and new album in APril / May 2010

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel announce a fifteen date tour that takes in all of the Home Nations and Eire in May and June 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am on 27 November 2009. Steve Harley is one of the UK's most respected songwriters and performers. Whilst his calling card is the million-selling number one single 'Make Me Smile [Come Up And See Me]', he also had hits with 'Mr. Raffles [Man, It Was Mean]', 'Judy Teen', 'Mr. Soft' and many more. Harley even scored a hit with an enormously successful cover of The Beatles' 'Here Comes The Sun' but is rightly revered for his own compositions, and he'll have some new songs to play on this tour. This year at the prestigious Classic Rock Awards, he picked up the 'Childline Rocks' Award in front of a room full of his peers.

The May / June tour will come hot on the heels of Steve Harley's hugely anticipated new studio album - his first for five years - "Stranger Comes To Town". The album, featuring ten brand new songs, will be released in April 2010. Recorded at a residential studio in East Anglia with members of Harley's longstanding touring band, the album has been a true labour of love and these dates offer the first chance to hear some of the new material. For many of his fans these tour dates are long overdue - it is eight years since he last performed in York, for instance.

MAY 2010

Sun 23 Dublin, Academy 0818 719300 R.O.I. / 0844 2774455 N.I.
Mon 24 Belfast, Spring & Airbrake 0818 719300 R.O.I. / 0844 2774455 N.I.
Weds 26 Edinburgh, Queens Hall 0131 668 2019 / seetickets.com
Thurs 27 Newcastle, Journal Theatre 0844 493 9999/ thejournaltynetheatre.co.uk
Fri 28 York, Opera House 0844 847 2322 / grandoperahouseyork.org.uk
Sat 29 Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall 0870 320 7000 / wolvescivic.co.uk
Sun 30 Buxton, Opera House 0845127 2190 / buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

JUNE 2010

Tues 01 Bristol, Colston Hall 0117 922 3686 / livenation.co.uk
Weds 02 Wavendon, The Stables 01908 280 800 / stables.org
Thurs 03 Wavendon, The Stables 01908 280 800 / stables.org
Fri 04 Holmfirth, Picturedrome 0871 230 1101 / picturedrome.net
Sun 06 Ipswich, The Regent 0844 847 2322 / livenation.co.uk
Mon 07 Brighton, Dome 0870 320 700 / livenation.co.uk
Weds 09 Cardiff, St David's Hall 0870 320 700 / livenation.co.uk
Thurs 10 London, Shep. Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 / livenation.co.uk

Steve Harley's live prowess and reputation is such that, when this "Stranger Comes To Town", he inevitably connects with a whole army of friends; both old and new. Don't miss out on an evening of truly special musicianship and songcraft.

For more information contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or chris@chrishewlett.com

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