Hot Chip announce UK tour dates for October

The band release new album 'Why Make Sense?' in May

Hot Chip have announced a headline UK tour for October, in support of their upcoming new album.

‘Why Make Sense?’ will be released on Domino on May 18, with the band already set to play a series of sold-out shows in the UK surrounding the release.

Following a number of festival appearances over the summer, Hot Chip will then kick off their October tour in Bristol on October 13, before heading to Portsmouth, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Cambridge. The stint will conclude at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on October 22.

Tickets go on pre-sale via the band’s official website this Wednesday (22 April), with general sale beginning 10am Friday (April 24).

Hot Chip will play:

Bristol O2 Academy (October 13)
Portsmouth Pyramid Centre (14)
Glasgow Barrowland (16)
Manchester Albert Hall (17)
Leeds Beckett University (18)
Nottingham Rock City (20)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (21)
London O2 Brixton Academy (22)

‘Why Make Sense?’ is Hot Chip’s follow-up to 2012 album ‘In Our Heads’. The album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. It will be available on all standard formats as well as a special edition featuring a bonus Separate EP with four new tracks recorded during the album sessions.

Copies of the band’s new album will all feature individual artwork thanks to a bespoke printing technique. The album artwork was made using bespoke printing technique meaning that each album will come in one of 501 colour variants. The Nick Relph-designed artwork will feature subtle variations of the design which, combined with the variations in colour, means that no two copies of the record will be the same.

The ‘Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

‘Huarache Lights’
‘Love Is The Future’
‘Cry For You’
‘Started Right’
‘White Wine And Fried Chicken’
‘Dark Night’
‘Easy To Get’
‘Need You Now’
‘So Much Further To Go’
‘Why Make Sense?’

‘Separate EP’:

‘Burning Up’
‘Move With Me’