MANCHESTER favourites Courteeners are to return to Blackburn in November.

The band have announced a series of UK dates as part of their Whites of Their Eyes tour to celebrate 15 years since they played their first gig at Manchester Roadhouse.

They will play King George's Hall, Blackburn, on Monday, November 22.

Frontman Liam Fray said: "So in 2006, Taylor Swift arrived on the scene, Gnarls Barkley was ‘Crazy’, Guy Goma accidentally introduced himself to the world… and so did we. We played our first gig at Manchester Roadhouse in October, 15 years ago. What a night to remember. I wish we actually could.

"We thought we’d sort some very special shows to mark this momentous occasion so, we give you… The Whites of Their Eyes tour. You'll be able to see ours and we’ll be able to see yours. We’ve missed them."

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday via and