Resort return for top northern rockers

Courteeners - Blackpool date

Courteeners - Blackpool date

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Following their massive Manchester Arena show last Friday, Courteeners are returning to Blackpool Empress Ballroom almost three years to the day since their resort debut.

Part of the band’s huge 2013 UK tour, Courteeners will be appearing in Blackpool on Friday, March 8 and tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday at £19.50 each (plus booking fees) from the Winter Gardens box office (0844 856 1111) or www.blackpoollive.com

The 18-date UK tour for February and March 2013, which will be their biggest yet culminates with a headline show at O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday, March 16.

Last month, the band announced that they will release their new album – Anna – on February 4 which will be preceded by new single Lose Control on January 28, both released through V2.

It has been two years since their last album Falcon, which charted at number six and followed the bands number four debut album St Jude.

The band recorded and produced the new album in Manchester at 80 Hertz Studios with producer Joe Cross (Hurts) and previewed tracks from it at their sold out homecoming show at the 17,000 capacity Manchester Arena last week.

The band made its Blackpool debut at the Empress Ballroom on March 12, 2010.