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Bassist Rafferty leaves The Kooks
Max Rafferty (second left) and The Kooks
The Kooks will tour without Max Rafferty in April
The Kooks bassist Max Rafferty has left the band, it has been announced.

The band, who have had top 10 hits with Naive and She Moves in Her Own Way, says it will play shows in April and May with stand-in bassist Dan Logan.

The Kooks, who have supported the Rolling Stones and played at last year's Glastonbury Festival, have not given a reason for his departure.

Their second album, Konk, will be released in April.

Their first album, Inside In/Inside Out, was released in January 2006 and reached number two in the chart.

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