The Maccabees announce UK tour

Dates include two shows at London's Brixton Academy

The Maccabees have announced a 14-date UK tour.

The band will wrap up the tour by playing two O2 Brixton Academy shows in January 2016, with performances in Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester, among others, prior to that. Scroll down for full list of dates.

The Maccabees released their fourth studio album, ‘Marks To Prove It’, last month. The band recently described the process of recording the LP to NME as “painful”, “tricky” and “traumatic”.

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“I think if we’d just met each other and decided to do a record and it was this record, or it at least took the same amount of time [as this record], then we would have given in and said it wasn’t working,” said guitarist Hugo White.

Fellow guitarist Felix White added: “Every single week we felt like the album might not happen. In that first year [of recording] we did think, ‘Well, maybe this isn’t working’. I can’t speak for everyone, but I didn’t feel like I was living a particularly anchored existence for a couple of years.”

The Maccabees will play:

Nottingham Rock City (November 18)
Newcastle O2 Academy (19)
Norwich UEA (20)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (22)
Brighton Dome (23)
Southampton O2 Guidehall (24)
Leeds O2 Academy (25)
Reading Hexagon (27)
Bristol Colston Hall (28)
Glasgow Barrowland (January 15)
Manchester Albert Hall (18)
London O2 Academy Brixton (21-22)

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