The singer will kick off the jaunt in Edinburgh in February…

Brendan Benson has announced details of his 2005 UK tour.

Following his recent jaunt with Keane, the singer will return to these shores in February, kicking off at Edinburgh’s The Venue on the 21st.

The dates will give fans the chance to hear tracks from his forthcoming third album ’Alternative To Love’, which is due for release on March 7.

Support will come from Oxford band, Psychid.

The star will then return to play a larger London show in April.

The tour will call at:

Edinburgh The Venue (February 21)

Leicester The Charlotte (22)

London 100 Club (23)

Stoke Sugarmill (24)

Liverpool Zanzibar (25)

Cardiff Barfly (26)

London Camden Electric Ballroom (April 27)

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