13 Sep 2005
Twenty Four Hours support Pere Ubu @ Manchester Academy 3, 22 Sept 
Pere Ubu are doing a mini-tour of Europe including the UK and Ireland which comes to Manchester on Thursday 22 September. Special guest support comes from none other than Twenty Four Hours, the "solo" project of Jez Kerr out of A Certain Ratio. This follows on from the debut 24 Hrs gig at the Kings Arms in Salford earlier in the year.

Pere Ubu tour dates from ubuprojex.net [note: 24 Hours only playing in Manchester]

Tue 13 Berlin, Quasimodo
Wed 14 Leipzig, Nato Live Free or Diet Program
Thu 15 Brussels, Palace
Fri 16 Haarlem (NL), Patronaat
Sat 17 Brighton, Concorde 2
Sun 18 London, Islington Bar Academy
Mon 19 Leeds, City Varieties
Tue 20 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Wed 21 Dublin, The Village
Thu 22 Manchester, Academy 3

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