The Scots indie popsters also reveal more about their new album and their first ever DVD release...

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN are to headline three huge outdoor shows in the USA this summer – and are releasing a DVD ahead of their eagerly awaited new album.

The band will play to around 8,000 fans each night at the shows, with support on all three dates coming from Bright Eyes.

The dates are as follows:

Brooklyn Prospect Park Bandshell (August 19)

Berkeley Campus Greek Theatre (22)

Los Angeles Greek Theatre (24)

The band’s forthcoming as-yet-untitled

fifth album, their debut for new label Rough Trade, will be released on October 13. The new album has been produced by Trevor Horn, famed for his work with Tatu and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. A single will be released in late September.

The new album will be preceded by the band’s first DVD, ‘Fans Only’, out on October 6. It includes all of the band’s videos, as well

as rare live footage, unseen alternative promo clips, TV appearances from

the UK and around the world, documentaries (some filmed by the band

themselves) and an animated discography.