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After a period of tributary silence following Martin's death, a series of tour dates for the end of the year were announced. The tour would be the biggest that the new line-up would have embarked on, stopping at towns and cities not normally visited such as Aylesbury, Birkenhead and Shrewsbury alongside the usual sites of Glasgow, Birmingham and London. Four Summer festival dates were also announced including confirmation of the long-rumoured Guilfest Festival in July. Two of the festival dates would see the group as sub-headliners under the ever-popular Embrace who had recently recorded the official England World Cup track.

News of the next single to be taken from 'Suspended By Stars' was also released. The choice for second single was originally going to be 'Last Second Of The Minute' but in response to media reactions to the track, 'Sun Goes Down On Manor Road' was lined up for released at the end of May (although it would be later delayed to mid-June to coincide with the release of Underground Ernie on the BBC and also bringing it closer to the Summer's live dates). Although the track would only be available as a digital download, the group decided to release a bonus track, the long-awaited 'Shit Out Of Luck', via their website at the same time.

Sadly, despite apparent media interest when the single was being promoted, it achieved little success although sales were boosted by the fact that in order to receive the bonus track, buyers had to send the Wonder Stuff's record company a copy of their transaction receipt.

In the build-up to the Summer months, more live dates were added including an appearance in London on Miles' 40th birthday where a small party was held for him at the Half Moon in Putney, London which was attended by friends, family and a small number of fans who had purchased tickets. The group (supported by Dolittle) played a shortened set to the excessive temperatures in the venue but a great night was had by all who attended.


In August, Miles was approached by the ITV television network to take part in their next series of I'm A Celebrity (Get Me Out Of Here) to be aired in the Autumn. Miles went along to the initial interviews with the best of intentions but whilst looking around the meeting room his eyes fell upon a picture of the show's hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (aka PJ and Duncan from televisions Byker Grove). Without engaging brain before mouth, he proceeded to tell his hosts of his dislike for the pair and what he thought of them... Miles never appeared on the show...!


As September drew to a close, it became apparent that the long-rumoured new live album (due for release in November) was no longer in the release schedules. After numerous delays by Universal for the planned rarities release on their Classics and Collectables label, it had now been decided that the live album would be combined with the rarities album and released in March 2007 by Universal as a complete double album.

To tide fans over, additional live dates were added including a mini-tour of Ireland and the UK by Miles and Erica on their own. It was also revealed that Miles had been working over the Summer with Ian Prowse (of Amsterdam) on new material for a future Underground Ernie soundtrack album. It was also rumoured at the time, and indeed Miles mentioned it himself on some occasions, that the BBC were considering the release of an Underground Ernie single for Christmas 2007 although this never happened.