And they're taking their DJ mates with them...

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS have announced their first North American tour in two and a half years.

The dance duo will precede their date at the Coachella festival on April 27 with a string of dates, with a host of well known DJs in support.

Appearing at various dates along the tour include Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Sasha & Digweed.

The tour calls at: Washington Nation (April 15)

New York Hammerstein Ballroom (16)

Toronto Hershey Center (19)

Austin Music Hall (22)

Phoenix Web Theater (24)

San Francisco Cow Palace (26)

Indio Coachella Festival (27)

Chemical Brothers previously announced details of a UK tour. To buy tickets, [url=]click here. Or ring the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.