Lloyd Cole will bring the electric sound of his new album, Standards to life early next year when cult group The Leopards star as his backing band. The Leopards are a rock band fronted by guitar-slinging Glasgow legend, ‘Fast’ Mick Slaven. These shows will be the first Lloyd has done accompanied by a band since reforming with Commotions in 2004.

“The Leopards make a perfect primal rock ‘n’ roll sound. Mick Slaven is a genius. Add me and my songs, shake, and it’s the dirty martini of dreams. Mine, anyway. I’m (simply) thrilled,” says Lloyd.

Lloyd Cole will be joined by The Leopards in:

JANUARY

28 Gateshead, Sage 2

30 Holmfirth, Picturedrome

31 London, Shepherds Bush Empire

As previously announced, Lloyd will tour solo in October and November:

OCTOBER

17 London, Union Chapel (sold out)

18 Worcester, Huntingdon Halls

20 Dundee, Gardyne Theatre

21 Glasgow, Oran Mor (sold out)

23 Glasgow, Oran Mor (sold out)

24 Stockton, ARC

25 Manchester, Sale Waterside (sold out)

26 Cambridge, Junction

28 Leeds, City Varieties

29 Nottingham, Glee Club

30 Stamford, Corn Exchange

31 Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

NOVEMBER

04 Bath, Komedia

05 St Helens, The Citadel

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