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Stereolab announce 2022 UK and EU tour dates

Stereolab have announced a new run of UK and European dates, which will take place in October, November and December this year – find tickets here.The band will begin their tour in Paris at La Gaité Lyrique on October 26, after their extensive US tour finishes up in North Carolina. The Paris show is followed by dates in Lisbon, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin and more.They head to the UK on November 24, where they’re due to play Concorde 2 in Brighton, with shows in Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow shortly after.The tour culminates with a takeover of both stages at EartH in London on December 3, where the band will be be joined by four other acts that are still to be announced.Afterwards, Tim, Laetitia and Martin will be playing disks in the main room until 3am for the UltraDisco.
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