Editors announce UK and Ireland tour – with tickets on sale this week

In support of new album 'Violence'

Editors have announced a UK and Ireland tour for later this year.

The Birmingham band release new album ‘Violence‘ this week (March 9), having already shared the singles ‘Magazine’ and ‘Hallelujah (So Low)’.

Frontman Tom Smith and co recently concluded a trio of UK shows to launch their new record and have now confirmed that they will hit the road again in October.

Editors will play shows in Southampton, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Norwich and Brighton.

They will then conclude the tour with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 24.

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 9am this Friday (March 9) at the band’s website.

See the dates in full below.

Editors will also support The Cure at British Summer Time in Hyde Park this July.

Speaking to Jo Whiley about their new album recently, frontman Tom Smith said: “We had a lot of help from a guy called Blanck Mass, who makes very brutal electronic music. So when it’s electronic, it’s very electronic. But then when it’s guitar-y, it’s very band driven. I think we’ve managed to find the balance of those two things better than we have done before.”

“Over the years, we’ve gone from backwards between more band-orientated sounding records and more electronic records. I think there’s a balance here between melody and brutality that I don’t think we’ve managed to get before.”

Smith added of the album’s content: “There’s a thread on a lot of these songs – the need for human connection or coming together as people; an intimacy, with a loved one or a friend, as an escape from the outside world.”