17 Dec 2003
Definitive Durutti Dates 
This in from Phil Jones Presents Management: "Durutti Column to play the following UK dates in April:

Saturday 3rd April 2004, King Tut's, Glasgow
Tickets available from Ticketmaster (Tel: 0870 169 0100)

Thursday 8th April 2004, Islington Academy, London
Tickets available from Ticketweb (Tel: 0870 771 2000)

Support in London will come from Litmus, a string quartet who perform their own unique versions of songs by Mancunian legends such as Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses. This support slot has been confirmed after the rapturous reception Litmus inspired at their recent gig with Durutti Column at Manchester University.

Further dates to be announced in the New Year. The Durutti Column are to play a tour of the UK in support of the release of the 32 track "Definitive Durutti Column" to be released on London Records."

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