This week's NME cover stars announce a major tour for the winter...

This week’s NME cover stars Flaming Lips are to follow up their acclaimed festival appearances by returning to the UK in the winter for a major tour.

The 11-date jaunt kicks off in October 23 in Plymouth. Prior to that, the band are strongly tipped to go on a US tour with Radiohead.

White Stripes followed up their successful Glastonbury performance by stealing the show at last weekend’s T In The Park festival in Scotland. Wayne Coyne and co. stood in for the injury-stricken [a][/a] on the Main Stage, and were for many the band of the weekend.

The new UK dates are as follows:

Plymouth Pavillion (October 23)

Bournemouth International Centre (24)

Cardiff International Arena (26)

Leicester De Montfort Hall (27)

Manchester Apollo (28)

Sheffield City Hall (29)

Birmingham Academy (31)

Brighton Centre (November 2)

London Hammersmith Apollo (3)

Glasgow Academy (8)

Edinburgh Usher Hall (9)

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