Jarvis Cocker is to headline a tour celebrating thirty years of the legendary Rough Trade record label.

Jarvis says: "Strangely enough, this is also the 30th anniversary of my first involvement with making music (the first incarnation of Pulp was formed during an Economics lesson towards the end of October 1978). How could I have known then that our two destinies would become so intertwined? I'm proud to be part of these birthday celebrations " I know there's an awful lot of Anniversary Culture out there but this is one that's actually worth celebrating: Rough Trade has always been about discovering the new, exploring the unknown and giving a voice to those who would otherwise remain unheard. And they're still doing it 30 years on. This is no dewy-eyed nostalgia trip, it's an on-going revolution. Stand up and be counted! (Actually, comfortable seating IS available in most of the venues - should you require it).”

The dates are:

25, Sheffield Academy
26, London Shepherds Bush Empire
28, Edinburgh Picture House
30, Mancester Academy

2, Birmingham Academy