Singer announces 2007 dates and Britain's best chippie

Badly Drawn Boy has announced dates of a UK and Irish tour in February to support new album ’Born In The UK’.

The star will play eight shows in February.

The singer will play:

Dublin Olympia (February 11)

Belfast Mandela Hall (12)

Edinburgh Queens Theatre (13)

London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (16)

Bristol St George’s Hall (17)

Leeds City Varieties (19)

Gateshead Sage Theatre (20)

Stockport Plaza (23)

For tickets go to NME.COM/gigs.

Meanwhile the singer songwriter has also unveiled the top three winners of his quest to find the best chip shop in the UK, ran via his badlydrawnboy.com.

The best British chippies are:

1 Magnet, Bristol

2 Toffs, London

3 Smiths, Grimby