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The not-at-all rubbish featherweight rockers celebrate a top-five single with their first proper tour. All sold out, save for: Tonight 7pm, Manchester Labatt's Apollo (0161-242 2560); Sun 7pm, London Brixton Academy (0171-924 9999/0171-278 0932)


The new album is a gas, and live you can expect red PVC trousers and fireworks. Go on, let your hair down.

Sat 7pm, Liverpool University (0151-709 4322); Sun 7pm, Leicester De Montfort University (0116-254 3628); Tues 7pm, Aberdeen Music Hall (01224- 641122)

The Divine Comedy

Something for the more sensitive listener - a touch of the Pet Shop Boys' wit, a dash of the Television Personalities' archness and Bob's yer uncle. Deserving of a place in the Britpop footnotes.

Tues 7pm, London Subterania W10 (0181-960 4590)



The Celtic shindig proves once again that, just like the song says, you don't have to be Irish to be Irish. Sting tops a bill featuring Lloyd Cole and Jools Holland. Hurrah for warm beer and sunstroke!

8 June, London Finsbury Park (0181-963 0940)