Super Furry Animals follow their sold out UK Autumn tour with new dates in Spring of 2004.
Dates, including a return to Cardiff's CIA, the site of the MASH UP THE CIA show in 1999, are as follows:
Saturday 27th Liverpool Royal Court
Sunday 28th Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 30th Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Wednesday 31st Middlesbrough Town Hall
Thursday 1st Sheffield Octagon
Friday 2nd Cardiff CIA
Sunday 4th Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 6th Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 7th Brighton Dome
Thursday 8th London Hammersmith Appollo
Tickets, priced £15 excepting Dublin E24 and London £18, are available from link and usual outlets.
2003 saw the band headline the second stage at the Glastonbury Festival, play their own sold out festival at Bethesda to celebrate the centenary of the great quarry strike and introduce the world to the concept of air guitaring yetis. Super Furry Animals also played in the USA with Grandaddy and played the Brazil Free Jazz festival in Rio in the course of 2003.
Phantom Power has been acclaimed as one of the essential releases of 2003, Q declaring it as the feel-good hit of the summer in their end of year poll whilst upon it's release praise came from all quarters:
“It's hard to think of another band working today whose albums offer the sheer breadth and invention we've come to take for granted with the Super Furry Animals.” THE INDEPENDENT
“For a band to be hitting such form six albums into a career is astonishing.” NME
“An album of hope and humour and beauty, Phantom Power is frequently as deep and mysterious as its title intimates. Feel it for yourself.” UNCUT