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Primal Scream Announce Trio of Scottish Dates

Primal Scream have announced details on a string of Scottish dates set to take place in June.

The trio of intimate shows are the first from the band since completed their 18-month jaunt in support of the reissue of their 1991 breakout album, 'Screamadelica', last year.

The shows will kick off at Inverness Ironworks on June 14, before heading on to the Aberdeen Music Hall on June 15. The band will then wrap things up with a headline show at Edinburgh's Queens Hall on June 16. 

The Scottish dates will be the first live shows to take place after bassist Gary 'Mani' Mountfield left to rejoin the The Stone Roses.

In a previous interview with NME, frontman Bobby Gillespie jokingly revealed that they'd asked Happy Mondays maracas ace Bez to replace him, but Bez told him he couldn't play.

Gillespie explained: "I was at an awards ceremony and Bez said to me, 'What are you gonna do now that Mani's gone?' and I said, 'Can you play the bass, Bez?' How cool would that be? Bass and maracas! He was like, 'I'd love to do it Bob, but I can't fucking play!'"

Primal Scream are currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 album 'Beautiful Future'.

Primal Scream will be performing at the following dates:

Inverness Ironworks (June 14)
Aberdeen Music Hall (15)
Edinburgh Queens Hall (16)

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