Two Former Verve Members Form The Shining

Former Verve bassist Simon Jones and guitarist Simon Tong have formed a new band, The Shining, signed to Epic Records. The band's lineup is rounded out by vocalist Duncan Baxter, guitarist Dan MacBean, and drummer Mark Heaney. Actually, Tong, Baxter and Heaney tried to form a band with former Stone Roses' guitarist John Squire, who had just left Seahorses. When no material was released, Tong, Baxter and Heaney contacted Jones and MacBean.

The Shining Itinerary:

June 18 Hull, England (Adelphi)

June 19 Wolverhampton, England (Wolverhampton University)

June 21 London (University of London)

June 22 Melton Keynes, England (Sanctuary)

June 24 Liverpool (Stanley Theatre)

June 25 Glasgow (Cathouse)

June 27 Chelmsford, England (Army & Navy Club)

June 29 Glastonbury, England (Glastonbury Festival)

July 8 New York (Bowery Ballroom)

July 11 Los Angeles (Troubadour)

August 9 Haldern, Germany (Haldern Open Air Festival)

August 23 Leeds, England (Leeds Festival)

August 24 Reading, England (Reading Festival)