19 Sep 2006
Stitched up by The Young Offenders 
From the Young Offenders Institute newsletter:

Some footage from the documentary about the band is now on YouTube:

Stitched Up By The Acid Man will be released on 30 October on CD and download a week earlier. You can see the video on YouTube:

'We're The Young Offenders' features on the soundtrack to Saints Row on the XBox 360 and is again available for download at www.myspace.com/youngoffendersinstitute

Confirmed the live dates:

October

21 - Sheffield, Grapes
27 - Manchester, Academy 2 (supporting Milburn)
28 - Barnsley, Birdwell Club
29 - Walkabout, 13 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HN - IN THE CITY
30 - Dry Bar, Manchester - IN THE CITY
31 - Huddersfield, Club NME, Tokyo

November

2 - Bournemouth, Club NME, The Consortium
4 - Oldham, Club NME, The Castle

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