Belle & Sebastian announce 2015 UK tour

May dates include Liverpool Sound City headline set

Belle & Sebastian have announced details of a UK tour in support of new album ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’.

Starting in Cardiff on May 3, Belle & Sebastian will then perform in Bristol, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Norwich, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Buxton and Leeds before a homecoming show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on May 22. Scroll down for ticket details.

The tour will see the band perform 12 dates in total, plus a headline set at Liverpool Sound City. The Scottish band are the first confirmed headliners for next year’s event, which will celebrate its eighth birthday in 2015.

Liverpool Sound City runs from May 21-24 next year and will take place at the Bramley Moore Dock for the first time. The venue will provide a main hub of pop-up stages, tents and the festival’s first ever outdoor stage. Belle & Sebastian perform on May 24.

Belle & Sebastian’s new album, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, will be released on January 19 2015. The album was produced by Ben H Allen III (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) and will be available on CD, 2xLP and four-disc boxset with bonus tracks, extended mixes and more.

Earlier this year, the Scottish indie-pop legends picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the 2014 NME Awards.

Belle & Sebastian will play:

Cardiff, St David’s Hall (May 3)
Bristol, Colston Hall (4)
Portsmouth, Guildhall (5)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (7)
Norwich, Open (8)
Birmingham, Symphony Hall (10)
London, Methodist Central Hall (11)
Manchester, Albert Hall (14)
Newcastle, City Hall (16)
Buxton,Opera House (18)
Leeds, Town Hall (19)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (22)
Liverpool, Sound City Festival (24)

To check the availability of Belle & Sebastian tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.