Belle And Sebastian plan special live appearances

The band line up some special stuff

Belle And Sebastian are to make two special live appearances to promote their new single ‘Funny Little Frog’.

The track will be released on January 16, and on the same day the band will be making appearances at Virgin Records in Edinburgh’s Princes Street at 12.30pm, followed by a stint in the Glasgow Buchanan Street branch at 5.30pm the same day.

‘Funny Little Frog’, the first single to be lifted from the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Life Pursuit’, will be released in three formats.

The 7” features ‘The Eighth Station Of the Cross Kebab House’, the group’s contribution to the recent ‘Help: A Day In The Life’ charity compilation.

The CD single offers ‘Meat And Potatoes’ and ‘I Took A Long Hard Look’, while the DVD contains the video for the single and a live version of ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, ‘The Life Pursuit’ is released on February 6.

The tracklisting is:

‘The Act Of The Apostle Part 1’

‘Another Sunny Day’

‘White Collar Boy’

‘The Blues Are Still Blue’

‘Dress Up In You’

‘Sukie In The Graveyard’

‘We Are The Sleepyheads’

‘Song For Sunshine’

‘Funny Little Frog’

‘To Be Myself Completely’

‘Act Of The Apostle Part 2’

‘For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea’

‘Mornington Crescent’

The band’s UK and Irish tour starts later this month, calling at:

Glasgow ABC (January 15-17)

Aberdeen Music Hall (18)

Birmingham Academy (26)

Liverpool Academy (27)

Newcastle Academy (28)

Manchester Ritz (29/30)

Bristol Colston Hall (February 1)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (2)

Brighton Dome (3)

Dublin Ambassador (5/6)

Belfast Ulster Hall (7)

Sheffield Octagon (9)

London Hammersmith Apollo (10)

For ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.