Major Lazer announce UK shows for October

Diplo and co will play gigs in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London

Major Lazer have announced a string of UK live dates for later this year.

Diplo and co will return for shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London this October. The London date will take place at Alexandra Palace on October 17. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (1 May) at 9am. See below for the dates in full.

Major Lazer will play:

Birmingham O2 Academy (October 14)
Glasgow O2 Academy (15)
Manchester Academy (16)
London Alexandra Palace (17)

Major Lazer will release forthcoming new album ‘Peace Is The Mission’ in June. It will feature appearances from Ellie Goulding MØ, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Elliphant, among others.

Diplo was recently involved in a public dispute with MIA. MIA initially gave an interview to Rolling Stone for the 10th anniversary of her debut album ‘Arular’, claiming that her relationship with Diplo broke down over his apparent jealousy over her success. Diplo responded by admitting that he was “really jealous and sad, and probably mad when she signed to a major label”, before claiming that he had seen her a day after the interview and that she had apologised.

Last week, however, MIA refuted those claims, directing a tweet at Diplo that read: “I didn’t [apologise], I said you owe an apology to my people.” It is thought that MIA is referring to an alleged comment Diplo made about the plight of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

To check the availability of Major Lazer tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.