KINGS OF LEON are set to take to the UK once again this summer. Playing tracks from their ten-year back catalogue, the band’s sets will have something for everyone from the die-hard fan to the Sex On Fire single-buyer. The US rockers tour includes two stops at the MEN Arena, Manchester on June 24 and 25.

THE COURTEENERS tour comes after their annual homecoming at Manchester in December. Renowned for their electric live shows, the Not Nineteen Forever band will play intimate venues, including the Academy, Liverpool on February 25.

With four albums under his belt, hip-hop star EXAMPLE rose to stardom following his first record and has not taken his foot off the pedal since. He plays the Echo Arena, Liverpool on February 13 and MEN Arena, Manchester on March 1.

A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME: Echo & The Bunnymen frontman IAN McCULLOCH plays an acoustic tour of the UK this year. Ian comes to the Citadel, St Helens on February 23.