Belle And Sebastian to play 20th anniversary shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Scottish band will perform first two albums 'Tigermilk' and 'If You're Feeling Sinister' in full

Belle & Sebastian will mark their 20th anniversary in 2016 with a pair of London gigs.

The Scottish band formed in 1996, releasing their first two albums ‘Tigermilk’ and ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ that same year.

Now, the group will take to the Royal Albert Hall to perform both records in full. Belle & Sebastian will play ‘Tigermilk’ from start to finish at the venue on June 22, 2016, running through ‘If You’re Feeling Sinister’ from beginning to end a day later on June 23, 2016.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday (July 24). See the dates in full below.

London Royal Albert Hall (June 22/23)

The Glasgow outfit released latest album ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ in January, which has been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year.


‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is their ninth studio album and the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’. It was produced by Ben H Allen III (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley).

Last year, the Scottish indie-pop icons picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the 2014 NME Awards.

Meanwhile, Mad Men actor Jon Hamm recently appeared onstage during the band’s set at Bonnaroo Festival. The festival took place in Manchester, Tennessee, with the Scottish band performing on June 13. During their performance, Hamm took to the stage and proceeded to try and throw gummy bear sweets into the mouth of frontman Stuart Murdoch.