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Leftfield Return For Live Gigs
Ben Hewitt , February 10th, 2010 07:31

Rockness gig announced

Electronic pioneers Leftfield will make their live return this summer, after confirming a headlining slot at RockNess in June with more shows set to be announced.

The duo originally disbanded in 2002, after releasing two albums - their 1995 debut Leftism and 1999's Rhythm and Stealth.

Former member Paul Daley won't be returning for the shows, with Neil Barnes set to perform without his own partner.

Speaking about the forthcoming shows, Barnes said: "Leftfield Live was an incredible experience for everyone involved. We really pushed the boat out and created something live that reflected how we felt a real live show should be. Everyone who saw it will know what I mean.

"The opportunity to take the band out again once more with the sound system and some of the original singers and perform the songs again to a whole new audience is an opportunity that I simply couldn't turn down. The good will surrounding the live show has overwhelmed me. The expectation is tremendous I simply can't wait to blow everybody away. Literally!"

Daley added: "I'm about to embark on a solo career with the release of my first solo album. I also want to continue concentrating on my DJ'ing work, so I've decided I won't be joining Neil on stage for the Leftfield dates this year. I want to thank all the fans for their past support and all the people who will be hearing and seeing the band for the first time."

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