The Verve have revealed the title of their new album, “Four”, due for release by the end of the summer.
It is the first record since Richard Ashcroft reunited with guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones, and drummer Peter Salisbury in June 2007 following a nine-year hiatus.
The album’s first single, “Love Is Noise,” was premiered on BBC Radio 1 yesterday (June 23) and is now streaming from the band’s MySpace site.
The band’s last album was 1997’s worldwide hit Urban Hymns.
The Verve has a dozen summer festival dates on tap, including a co-headlining slot at Glastonbury later this month.
The dates are:
The Eden Project St Austell (June 27)
Glastonbury Festival (29)
T In The Park Kinross (July 11)
V Festival Weston Park (August 16)
V Festival Hylands Park (17)