Stephen Jones will also launch his new album with a one off London show this week

Stephen Jones, otherwise known as Babybird, has announced plans to tour the UK next year.

Following the recent release of his seventh studio album, ‘The Pleasures of Self Destruction’, which was produced by Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, he will head out for 12 shows at the start of 2012. The tour begins at Manchester Band on the Wall on January 27 before finishing up at London Leicester Square Theatre on February 11.

The single ‘Can’t Love You Anymore’ will be released on January 20.

Babybird will play a one off launch show for his new album at London The Bowery on November 3. ‘The Pleasures of Self Destruction’ follows 2009’s ‘Ex-Maniac’, which featured a guest appearance from Johnny Depp.

Babybird plays:

London The Bowery (November 3)
Manchester Band on the Wall (January 27)
Stratford upon Avon Cox’s Yard (28)
Oxford Academy 2 (29)
Glasgow King Tuts (31)
Liverpool Academy 2 (February 2)
Sheffield Academy 2 (3)
Newcastle Academy 2 (4)
Hull Fruit (6)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (7)
York Stereo (9)
Bristol Fleece (10)
London Leicester Square Theatre (11)

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