And then they're going to support REM...

Idlewild are to follow their forthcoming UK and Irish tour with a new single.

The band release ‘I Understand It’, on May 2. It’s the second track to be lifted from the Scottish outfit’s new LP ’Warnings/Promises’.

As already announced on NME.COM, the Scots rockers will hit the road for an extensive tour next month, with the dates starting in Newcastle on April 5.

The dates are:

Newcastle Northumbria University (April 5)

Liverpool Royal Court (6)

Southampton Guildhall (7)

Reading Hexagon (8)

Bristol Academy (10)

Brighton Dome (11)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (13/14)

Folkestone Leas Cliffe Hall (15)

Nottingham Rock City (17)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (18)

Norwich UEA (19)

Sheffield Octagon (21)

Stoke Victoria Hall (22)

Manchester Academy (23)

Birmingham Academy (24)

Leeds University (26)

Dublin Ambassador Theatre (28)

Belfast Mandela Hall (29)

Aberdeen Music Hall (May 1)

Glasgow Barrowlands (2)

Edinburgh Usher Hall (3)

To check ticket availability for all dates, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

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