The hotly-tipped band also play this year's SXSW in Texas

San Diego band The Soft Pack have announced details of a new headline UK tour, along with various festival and support dates.

The band, who played their first shows in the UK last week (February 15), return the UK to start their own tour this May, playing six dates.

Prior to that, they support Franz Ferdinand on their March tour. They have also announced dates at this March’s SXSW in Austin, Texas and Barcelona‘s Primavera Festival, along with a previously announced appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead this May.

The Soft Pack play the following dates:

Glasgow Barrowlands (March 4, 5) (with Franz Ferdinand)

Manchester Academy (6) (with Franz Ferdinand)

Birmingham Academy (8) (with Franz Ferdinand)

London Hammersmith Apollo (9) (with Franz Ferdinand)

Southampton Guildhall (10) (with Franz Ferdinand)

Austin Texas Gigotron SXSW Day Party at Club 1808 (19)

Austin Texas Green Label Sound Event at Opal Divine’s (19)

Austin Texas Official SXSW Showcase at Mohawk (20)

Austin Texas Press Here Party at French Legation (21)

Austin Texas Don’t Mess With Texas Party at Waterloo Park (21)

Minehead ATP (May 17)

Oxford Academy (18)

Birmingham Academy (19)

London 100 Club (20)

Manchester The Deaf Institute (25)

Glasgow King Tuts (26)

Leeds The Cockpit (28)

Barcelona Primavera Festival (29)

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