Belle & Sebastian announce summer UK shows

Dates come ahead of their Boaty Weekender

Belle & Sebastian have announced plans for three live UK dates in the summer.

The Scottish indie band will play Sheffield’s Leadmill, Manchester’s Albert Hall and the O2 Academy Oxford in July before crossing the Atlantic for a short summer North American tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday (March 29). You can purchase tickets here.

Belle & Sebastian will play:

Tue July 02 2019 – SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Wed July 03 2019 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Thu July 04 2019 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford

In August, the band will also embark on a four-day Mediterranean cruise and music festival dubbed the ‘Boaty Weekender’, which will sail from Barcelona to Sardinia from August 8-12 and will include acts such as Mogwai, Django Django and the Buzzcocks on the bill.

It was also previously announced that the band will score Simon Bird’s upcoming film, Days Of The Bagnold Summer.

The project – which is an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel – will see The Inbetweeners‘ Bird make his directional debut. Starring in the film are the likes of Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, and Earl Cave (The End of the F***ing World).

According to a press release, Days Of The Bagnold Summer is “a tender and funny coming-of-age and an acutely observed portrait of growing pains.”

The official soundtrack will also be recorded and organised by the Glaswegian band.