DJ Shadow announces UK tour dates

The reclusive artist returns after four years

DJ Shadow is hitting the road for his first UK tour in four years this winter.

The reclusive disc spinner, who releases his third LP ‘The Outsider’ on September 18, will play 11 dates kicking off at Newcastle Academy on November 28.

He plays:

Newcastle Academy (November 28)

Glasgow Academy (29)

Leeds University (30)

Sheffield Octagon (December 2)

Birmingham Academy (4)

Bournemouth IC Solent Hall (7)

Norwich UEA (8)

Manchester Academy (9)

Nottingham Rock City (12)

Bristol Academy (13)

London Brixton Academy (15)

Tickets go on sale at 9am this morning (August 5). For availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

Shadow‘s new album, his first since 2002’s ‘The Private Press’, features a host of guest artists including Kasabian, Q-Tip, Keak Da Sneak and Turf Talk.

Posting on his official website, Shadow said: “The album is very diverse, and reflects the fact that I don’t fit comfortably in any one genre. My critics see that as a problem, but I don’t…it’s simply the way things are.

“I’ve never really fit into any one clique. That’s why the album is called ‘The Outsider’. In some ways it’s a risky record. It’s going to turn some people off. And I think I’ll lose some fans.”

New single ‘Enuff’ will follow the album on September 24.