The Blackout announce January UK tour – ticket details

Welsh rockers line up six shows in support of their fourth studio album

The Blackout have announced a full UK tour for January next year.

The Welsh rockers, who released their third album ‘Hope’ in April 2011, will play six shows on the tour.

The trek begins at Glasgow’s King Tuts Wah Wah Hut on January 20 and runs until January 26, when the band play Manchester’s HMV Ritz. They also headline gigs in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Birmingham and London as part of the tour.


The band will also play an intimate tour next month, which begins at Leeds Cockpit on October 23 before the band move on to Bournemouth’s Old Fire Station on October 24. The Blackout will then play Oxford’s O2 Academy 2 on October 25 and finally London’s Underworld on October 29.

The dates are in support of the band’s as yet untitled fourth album, which they have recorded with McFly/Kids In Glass Houses producer Jason Perry.

They will premiere the album’s first single ‘Start The Party’ tonight (September 17) on BBC Radio 1 at 7.30pm (BST).

You can watch the video for the band’s previous single ‘Higher And Higher’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The Blackout will play:

Leeds Cockpit (October 23)
Bournemouth Old Fire Station (24)
O2 Academy Oxford 2 (25)
London Underworld (29)
Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (January 20)*
O2 Academy Newcastle (21)
Edinburgh HMV Liquid Rooms (22)
Birmingham HMV Institute (23)
London Electric Ballroom (25)
Manchester HMV Ritz (26)


*The Blackout will play two shows, one beginning at 4pm and the other at 8pm

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