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When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 June 2008
Where: The Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB

To coincide with the reissue of Hefner’s classic album The Fidelity Wars, Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter will be playing an evening of Hefner music.

This will be the first time since Hefner’s final show in 2001 that Darren has played a full set of Hefner songs, ably assisted by Hefner’s multi-instrumentalist Jack Hayter.

Hefner‘s second album The Fidelity Wars was the album that won them critical acclaim and a cult following. Hymn for the Alcohol and Hymn for the Cigarettes made it to numbers 2 and 3 in John Peel’s Festive 50, and the album itself topped the indie charts on its release.

The re-release includes 40 tracks (29 extra tracks, 19 of which are previously unreleased) – and it also features new artwork and sleeve notes from Darren.

This is one of only a few rare performances that will not be repeated. Two London shows sold out in less than a day – so buy your tickets now!

Support comes from Amida, who we believe are perfect for this show, and Akoustik Anarkhy’s Pierre Hall, who loves Hefner as much as we do. The show will also be followed by Mat Payne’s indie disco circa 1999!

Ruby Lounge is a dedicated music venue on the edge of the Northern Quarter, along the tram lines next to the Arndale. It’s played host to Dan Deacon, The Thrills and Mystery Jets, plus its popular weekly metal/lapdancing night.

Tickets are £7 adv from www.wegottickets.com, www.ticketline.co.uk, www.seetickets.com, Piccadilly Box Office (easyInternetCafe, St Annes Square) and on 0161 832 1111.



All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.