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Band of Horses to play Manchester gig in February

FOLLOWING a pair of triumphant debut performances at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, South Carolina’s Band of Horses have announced they will return for a full UK tour in early 2011.

This year has been nothing short of a whirlwind for the Low-Country’s finest.

Since releasing their third album Infinite Arms in May to worldwide critical acclaim, they have toured relentlessly, including a prestigious main support slot on Pearl Jam’s recent North American tour.

They also played a sold-out London show at the Roundhouse, made TV appearances including a return for a second time to Later With Jools Holland and a run of UK and European festivals, a highlight of which saw them play a landmark show to 22,000 fans in Malmo, Sweden.

Band of Horses have become a cohesive force with all five members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that founder Ben Bridwell has crafted since the band’s inception.

They will be at the Manchester Academy on February 1. Ring 0161 832 1111 for details.