Cribs plan secret Wakefield gig?

The Cribs 2012
The Cribs 2012

FANS of The Cribs could be in for a treat after the band sparked rumours they are planning a secret city gig.

The band, from Netherton, have announced their new album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, will be out in May.

It’s the first record Ross, Gary and Ryan Jarman have released since returning to their original line-up after ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr quit last spring.

Earlier this month the band announced their latest UK and north America tour dates, which sold out in a matter of minutes.

And although Wakefield wasn’t on the official list, fans have every reason to expect the boys to include their home town.

Ross said: “We’re just doing a few smaller dates to preview, because we’re going to get into 18 months of touring.”

“People keep their eyes peeled, we’re hoping to not leave Wakefield out.

“That is all I can say.”

In 2007 fans packed into Escobar on Queen Street, which has now closed down, for a secret gig that was announced on the internet at the last minute.

The brothers are regulars at The Hop and The Inns of Court, creating speculation they could choose the Ossett Breweries venue this year, or play the city’s festival, Long Division.

The new album comes after the brothers embarked on a journey which brought them “closer together” than ever.

Ross said: “It is the way it is meant to be, just us three. It has kind of reminded us of being a band where we started in the first place.

“With a band member leaving it is kind of like breaking up with a girlfriend, it has brought us closer together.”

“Working with Johnny was a completely amazing experience. Johnny is still one of our best friends but it was really sad.”

The album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, is out on May 8.