Band will promote their new album 'Magic Hour' with eight shows in October

Scissor Sisters have announced a UK and Ireland tour for October.

The band will release their fourth studio album ‘Magic Hour’ on Monday (May 28) and will tour in support of it later this year, playing a total of eight shows.

The gigs kick off at Dublin’s Olympia venue on October 1 and run until October 23, when the band headline London’s Roundhouse venue.

The album features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Diplo, BoysNoize’s Alex Rihda and Azealia Banks, as well as Calvin Harris, who has co-produced lead-off single ‘Only The Horses’ along with Shears.

Speaking about the album, the band’s singer Jake Shears said: “It’s a sweet joyful mélange of beat-driven future-pop. It style-hops all over the place unabashedly.”

You can watch a video in which Scissor Sisters pay tribute to late disco singer Donna Summer, who passed away last week, by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Scissor Sisters will play:

Dublin Olympia (October 1)
Belfast Waterfront (2)
Portsmouth Guildhall (15)
O2 Academy Leeds (16)
Glasgow Barrowlands (19)
O2 Apollo Manchester (20)
Bristol Colston Hall (22)
London Roundhouse (23)

Tickets go onsale on Friday (May 25) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Scissor Sisters tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.