Late Of The Pier take new single on headline tour

The riotous troupe head out around awards show

Late Of The Pier have announced the release of a new single, to follow their biggest headline tour to date.

The Erol Alkan-produced single ‘The Bears Are Coming’ is released on March 3, and is set to be available as a download and a limited edition 12-inch.

Late Of The Pier, who are currently working on their debut album with Alkan, are set to play a Shockwaves NME Awards Show with Justice and These New Puritans on February 14.

Around that date, they call at the following venues on a headline tour:

Southampton Joiners (February 2)

Exeter Cavern (4)

Oxford Bar Academy (6)

Reading Plug’n’Play (7)

Bristol Thekla (8)

Tunbridge Wells Forum (9)

Brighton Concorde 2 (10)

Bedford Esquires (11)

Stoke Underground (12)

London Astoria (Shockwaves NME Awards Show) (14)

Leeds Cockpit (15)

Birmingham Bar Academy (16)

Manchester Club Academy (17)

Newcastle Academy 2 (19)

Glasgow King Tuts (20)

Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (21)

Liverpool Revo (22)

Peterborough Met (24)

Sheffield Plug (26)

Northampton Roadmenders (27)

London ULU (28)

Hertford Marquee (29)

To check the availability of Late Of The Pier tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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