To celebrate the onset of spring Bob Geldof and his band are touring the UK playing a selection of songs from his long and fruitful recording career. The full list of shows is:

22 Lichfield Garrick Theatre
23 Lichfield Garrick Theatre
25 Harrogate Royal Hall
26 Middlesborough Town Hall
27 Whitley Bay Playhouse Theatre
29 Bristol St George’s
30 Yeovil Octagon Theatre
31 Brighton Concorde

1 London Islington Assembly Hall

Bob’s band features former Boomtown Rat and long-time collaborator Pete Briquette (bass & keyboards), Vince Lovepump (violin & mandolin), Alan Dunn (keyboards, accordion), Johnny Turnbull (guitar), Niall Power (percussion, keyboards), and Jim Russell (drums). They will delve deep into Bob’s illustrious catalogue of songs - from ‘Rat Trap’ and ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ to ‘The Great Song Of Indifference’ and ‘Silly Pretty Thing’

Bob Geldof has released five albums as a solo artist, the most recent 2011’s acclaimed “How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell”, and six albums with his seminal Dublin band The Boomtown Rats.

A deluxe box set of “How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell” featuring the original album with extra songs, a DVD which features interviews, promo videos including the uncut X-rated version of the controversial video for ‘Systematic Six-Pack’ starring Rhys Ifans, and live performances in Paris and Austin Texas, and a hardback book with lyrics and photos will be released in May.

A new album “Live Target” recorded live on Bob’s tour across the UK in autumn ’11 will be available on this tour and from . The full tracklisting of “Live Target” is:

1. The Great Song Of Indifference
2. A Sex Thing
3. Systematic Six-Pack
4. Walking Back To Happiness
5. How I Roll
6. Harvest Moon
7. One For Me
8. Mudslide
9. I Don’t Like Mondays
10. Rat Trap