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Scottish rock trio The Amorettes will head towards Christmas with a UK headline tour, which opens in Newcastle Upon Tyne, followed by a three-date Wildhearts' support slot.

The Amorettes, Hannah McKay, Heather McKay; Gill Montgomery, Think Tank Underground Newcastle Upon Tyne

Vocalist/guitarist Gill Montgomery, drummer Hannah McKay and her bass playing younger sister Heather will begin their tour at Newcastle's Think Tank? Underground on November 21. They will headline the second stage of Sheffield's Winter Rocks Festival on December 1 before joining The Wildhearts at London's Koko (December 2), Birmingham's The Mill (December 3) and Glasgow's SWG3 (December 4).

''Our fans have been asking for a headline tour and we felt that it would be unfair to hold off until 2019," says Gill. ''We also really wanted to get on the road again so we're really excited to get back out and play live.''

After forming in March 2009, the AC/DC, Motorhead and Iron Maiden-influenced threesome released debut album Haulin' Ass in 2010. A succession of prestigious support slots saw them touring with the likes of Europe and Black Star Riders, and performing at festivals including Bloodstock, Steelhouse and Hard Rock Hell. Along the way, second album, Game On, was recorded and released.

The Amorettes, Hannah McKay, Heather McKay; Gill Montgomery, Think Tank Underground Newcastle Upon Tyne
As they were: The Amorettes in 2014

More support slots followed, with the likes of Ash, Gun, Black Stone Cherry, Danko Jones and Thunder all recognising them as the perfect band to get an audience rockin'. Thunder's Luke Morley liked them so much he produced their 2016 album White Hot Heat and its 2018 follow-up Born to Break which catapulted them into the UK Top 40.

''We've had such a great reception to Born To Break, and it's all down to our fans for buying the album and coming out to support us when we play live,'' Gill says. ''We promise that these forthcoming shows will be very special indeed."

The Amorettes, Hannah McKay, Heather McKay; Gill Montgomery, Think Tank Underground Newcastle Upon Tyne, Born to Break

The Amorettes' 2018 UK tour dates:

November 21: Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle Upon Tyne;
November 22: The Key Club, Leeds;
November 24: Esquires, Bedford;
November 25: The Joiners, Southampton;
November 27: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff;
November 28: The Adelphi, Hull;
November 29: The Arts Club Loft, Liverpool;
November 30: Rock City Basement, Nottingham;
December 1: Winter Rocks Festival, The Corporation, Sheffield;
December 2: Koko, London (with The Wildhearts);
December 3: The Mill, Birmingham (with The Wildhearts);
December 4: SWG3, Glasgow (with The Wildhearts).
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Why? Dynamic rock trio
When: November 21, 2018
Phone: 0191 261 9755
Where: Think Tank? Underground, 2 Times Square Scotswood Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4EP
Cost: 13.50 plus fees
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