Biffy Clyro announce new European tour dates

Scottish band will release upcoming album 'Ellipsis' in July

Biffy Clyro have announced new European live dates scheduled for later this year.

The Scottish band will release upcoming album ‘Ellipsis’ on July 8. They will also headline this year’s Reading (August 28) and Leeds festivals (August 26) alongside Fall Out Boy.

Following their album release and summer festival dates, the band will play gigs in Vienna, Munich, Berlin and Warsaw during October, before heading to Hamburg, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Cologne during November.

See those dates in full beneath.

Vienna, Gasometer (October 21)
Munich, Zenith (23)
Berlin, Max-Schmelling-Halle (24)
Warsaw, Torwar (25)
Hamburg, Sporthalle (November 4)
Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), Rockhal (5)
Frankfurt, Festhalle-Messe (8)
Cologne, Lanxness Arena (11)

Biffy Clyro will also play their biggest Scottish show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on August 27. Part of this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions, the 35,000 capacity show features special guests Fall Out Boy, Wolf Alice and Cage The Elephant.

Previously, frontman Simon Neil revealed that he was in a “terrible headspace” during the early process of making the band’s new album. Speaking to NME, Neil discussed his mental health and reveals that touring around the band’s last album ‘Opposites’ saw him struggling.

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Following a UK headline tour in April 2013, the band called off a series of shows, citing the frontman’s “serious respiratory problem”.

“I had a bit of a ‘do’,” Neil says now. “This is going to turn into a right downer interview, but before that our very first tour manager died of leukaemia; Storm [Thorgerson, designer of their artwork] died; my gran died; my best friend’s brother died on Christmas Day… It felt like when things couldn’t get any worse, they just kept getting worse.”