Ian Brown to release new album in August

Star reveals his plans for the next year in a Christmas message to fans

Ian Brown has said he will release a new album in August 2009.

In a Christmas message posted on his website, Brown called his new songs the “best on all levels” he’s been involved with.

The full message is as follows:

“I wish you all a happy Christmas and a happy 2009, because it’s all about the happiness.

“I’m happy to let you know I’m working up a set of songs that are the

best on all levels I’ve been involved with – ooh baby the music gets

better with you! I’m looking to release these songs as an album in August. More news soon.

“Thanks for your support this year, it means a lot. I love you back.”

Brown has also been confirmed to play Tokyo‘s National Opera House on February 5. He will be joined by an orchestra for the show.