The band follow up their slot on the NME ShockWaves Awards tour with some dates of their own...

Kaiser Chiefs are set to head out on a massive UK and Irish tour in the spring.

Leeds’ most-wanted, currently handling opening duties on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, step up to headline dates in April.

The dates follow the release of their new single ‘Oh My God’ on February 21 and debut album ‘Employment’ on March 7, both through B-Unique.

Fellow Leeds scenesters The Cribs support from 7-15, while Manchester grunge hopefuls Nine Black Alps finish the tour from 16-25.

The full dates are:

Dublin Whelans (April 3)

Belfast Limelight (4)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (7)

Liverpool Carling Academy 2 (8)

Sheffield Leadmill (9)

Glasgow Garage (11)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (12)

Leeds Metropolitan University (13)

Birmingham Carling Academy 2 (15)

Manchester Academy 2 (16)

Newcastle Northumbria University (17)

Cambridge Junction (19)

Bristol University (20)

Cardiff University (21)

London Astoria (22)

Oxford Zodiac (24)

Brighton Concorde (25)

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