Arab Strap reuniting for 20th Anniversary with shows & new single

Glasgow duo Arab Strap bridged folk, indie rock, electronica and some of the thickest Scottish brogues outside of an Irvine Welsh novel. After six albums, Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton went their separate ways in 2006 but the two have regrouped to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band as well as their debut album, The Week Never Starts Round Here. As part of this celebration they're releasing a new version of of their debut single "The First Big Weekend" -- now dubbed "The First Big Weekend of 2016" with production Miaoux Miaoux -- and have announced their first UK shows in five years, which will happen in London, Manchester and Glasgow in October. Dates are listed below.

That single will premiere on Wednesday but you can listen to the original version of "The First Big Weekend" (and The Week Never Starts Round Here) below.


Arab Strap - 2016 Tour Dates
10/13 London, UK @ Electric Brixton
10/14 Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
10/15 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom