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Earlier this year, UK blues-rock act Gomez announced that it would be reissuing Bring It On, the band’s Mercury Music Prize-winning record first released in 1998. That reissue, due out April 20, will come as both a double LP set and a 4-CD extravaganza, complete with 35 previously unreleased tracks, including 25 demos that—until now—have never seen the light of day. It’s a ‘Mez-head’s dream, made even better by the notion that the band will tour the record later this summer. (Dates below.)

While Gomez fans are waiting to hear the remastered LP, though, they can check out an exclusive first look at one of those unreleased cuts courtesy of The A.V. Club. “Sweetest Song” was first recorded in Sheffield, UK, at a session where the band was courting label heads. It didn’t make the final Bring It On cut, but it’s a short and sweet little cut all the same, all acoustic and featuring the crooned stylings of Gomez’s Ian Ball.

Gomez fans can pre-order the practically brand new Bring It On here, and tour dates are below.

Gomez Bring It On tour dates

4/24—Brighton Dome—Brighton, U.K.
4/25—Rock City—Nottingham, U.K.
4/27—Olympia—Dublin, Ireland
4/28—Barrowland—Glasgow, U.K.
4/29—O2 Academy—Leeds, U.K.
5/1—Albert Hall—Manchester, U.K.
5/2—O2 Academy—Bristol, U.K.
5/3—Royal Albert Hall—London, U.K.
5/5—O2 Forum Kentish Town—London, U.K.
5/6—Corn Exchange—Cambridge, U.K.
5/7—O2 Academy—Liverpool, U.K.
5/8—Barrowland—Glasgow, U.K.
6/5—Danforth Music Hall—Toronto, Ontario
6/7—Brooklyn Steel—Brooklyn, New York
6/8—Royale—Boston, Massachusetts
6/9—Lincoln Theatre—Washington, DC
6/10—Orange Peel—Asheville, North Carolina
6/12—Variety Playhouse—Atlanta, Georgia
6/13—Cannery Ballroom—Nashville, Tennessee
6/15-16—Vic Theatre—Chicago, Illinois
6/17—Music In The Zoo—Minneapolis, Minnesota
6/19—Belly Up—Aspen, Colorado
6/20—Ogden Theatre—Denver, Colorado
6/21—Utah Arts Festival—Salt Lake City, Utah
6/23—Arroyo Seco Festival—Pasadena, California
6/24—Fox Theatre—Oakland, California
6/26—Revolution Hall—Portland, Oregon
6/27—Commodore Ballroom—Vancouver, British Columbia
6/28—The Showbox—Seattle, Washington
8/26—Victorious Festival—Portsmouth, U.K.
8/31—Bingley Festival—Bradford, U.K.

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