The band take their 'Love Kraft' on the road...

[url=]SUPER FURRY ANIMALS have announced a full UK and Irish tour in support of new album ’LOVE KRAFT’.

The band follow up a host of summer festival appearances with a jaunt shortly after ’Love Kraft’’s August 22 release date.

The tour calls at:

Norwich UEA (September 14)

Manchester Academy (15)

Glasgow Barrowlands (16)

Leeds University (17)

Reading Hexagon (19)

Birmingham Academy (20)

Nottingham Rock City (21)

London Brixton Academy (22)

Liverpool University (23)

Douglas Villa Marina (26)

Dublin Olympia (27)

Tickets go onsale on Monday (June 6) – to get them after that, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

The band are confirmed for a host of festival slots, including T In The Park (July 9), Oxegen (July 10), V Festival (August 20/21) and Isle Of Wight Bestival (September 11). They also play a sold-out, one-off outdoor London show at Somerset House on July 8.

As previously reported on NME.COM, [url=]SFA say their infamous onstage yetis will be replaced this year by something “so new it doesn’t even have a name”.

On shows for their ‘Phantom Power’ tours, the band would come onstage at the end dressed as yetis, before those super furry animals were massacred onstage at London Hammersmith Apollo in April last year. They were ‘resurrected’ later that year for festivals.

But singer Gruff Rhys told NME.COM that by the end of the year, their show would be back to full extravagance: “We’re building up, it’s gonna get mental in the next few months. We’re gonna be adding elements to the show. We have people behind the scenes working on new technology.”

Rumours have been circulating that the band’s new costumes will be robots, which Gruff admitted was close to the mark: “There is gonna be something but it’s gonna be post-robots. It’s very futuristic, whereas the robot is history. The thing is, this thing is so new it doesn’t even have a name.”