Draper will be performing with a full live band that includes frequent collaborator The Anchoress.

"I have had a few rehearsals with my band and we are happy to move forward with shows now we've road-tested ourselves," Draper told us in an interview last year. "Mansun had a reputation as a fierce live band and I wouldn't want to do anything unless it was of the same calibre. At the start when we started touring, I did find it stressful - but I was quite a shy person. Later it became stressful because the others in the band weren't my friends. I'm looking forward to it though.”

Last year saw Draper debut his first solo material - EP ONE and EP TWO - and first new music since Mansun's 2004 compilation Kleptomania. Later this year the

September

  • 14 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
  • 15 - Manchester, Gorilla
  • 16 - Glasgow, King Tuts
  • 21 - London, Scala
  • 22 - Bristol, Thekla
  • 23 - Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3 March.