Band also announce plans to release a new EP next month

The Blackout have announced two Christmas gigs.

The Welsh rockers, who released their third album ‘Hope’ on April 4, will play Oxford‘s O2 Academy on December 29 and a homecoming show in Cardiff at the Great Hall on December 30.

The band will also be on tour at the end of October and in early November. They will play nine dates which begin at the O2 Academy Bristol on October 27 and finish up at the London Roundhouse on November 6.

The Blackout have also announced plans for a new EP, which will feature album tracks ‘You’re Not Alone’ and ‘Ambition Is Critical’ as well as videos of both tracks. This will be released on October 24.

You can watch the video for the band’s recent single ‘Higher And Higher’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The Blackout will play:

O2 Academy Bristol (October 27)
Leeds University (28)
Edinburgh HMV Picture House (29)
Hull University (30)
Lincoln Engine Shed (November 1)
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (2)
O2 Academy Birmingham (4)
Manchester Academy (5)
London Roundhouse (6)
O2 Academy Oxford (December 29)
Cardiff Great Hall (30)

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