It's out in June and they've just announced UK tour dates...

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS‘ new album is called ‘Surrender’ and they will be debuting their new material live at three live dates in May, prior to their headlining slot at Homelands.

The Chemicals‘ dates, their first in the UK since December 1997, are at

Sheffield Octagon (May 10) Manchester Ritz (11) Brighton Event (12)


‘Surrender’ will be released this summer and features collaborations with Noel Gallagher, Bernard Sumner, Mercury Rev and Mazzy Star, as previously reported.

It will be preceded by a new single, ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, in mid-May.

The Gallagher collaboration is called ‘Let Forever Be’ and is described as poppier than 1997’s team-up, ‘Setting Sun’. Sumner and Bobby Gillespie team up on a track called ‘Out Of Control’. Tracks featuring Mercury Rev‘s Jonathan Donahue and Mazzy Star‘s Hope Sandoval are still untitled.

Club-goers were treated to a preview of four tracks from the album – including the Sumner/Gillespie track and a song called ‘The Sunshine Underground’ – during a Chemicals DJ set at the last Heavenly Jukebox at London EC1 Turnmills (February 20).

Tickets for the shows are available from nme.com‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.