Manchester punk-funkers A Certain Ratio have announced the first in a series of live dates for the summer. Starting at the end of May, the five-piece will play at Liverpool Sound City (a line-up that includes The Human League and Art Of Noise), before moving onto a central London show at Venue 229 on Great Portland Street. A string of European shows will follow with more dates to be announced. You can check out the currently announced live dates below:
25 May – UK, Liverpool Sound City
24 June – UK, London Venue 229
1 July – IT, Foligno Dancity
3 Aug – NL, Amsterdam Dekmental
The influential Manchester outfit are also understood to be preparing to reissue their classic studio albums, along with B-sides, unreleased and rare tracks, remixes and live recordings, through Mute later this year.