The Last Shadow Puppets announce four UK tour dates

Alex and Miles hit the road in March and April

The Last Shadow Puppets have announced a small number of tour dates in support of their forthcoming second album, including four in the UK, in March and April.

Alex Turner and Miles Kane will play the first date ahead of the release of the album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ in Edinburgh, on March 26, and play London on the night of the album release. They’ll also be stopping in Liverpool and Sheffield.

In an interview with NME earlier this week, Turner explained the long wait between albums, saying that the band intended to release a trilogy and “wanted to write the second and third parts before we released the second”. Asked if fans would have to wait another eight years for the third installment, Alex added: “Well, I don’t know about that. There are lots of other things we have to factor in.”

The new album also comes with a new image, that Turner has jokingly compared to the Fast and the Furious.

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Speaking about the new music, Turner said of what to expect: “I think the last record ended up being just one thing. We talked about Scott Walker a lot and our record became perceived as a homage to that sound. This one, in my head, doesn’t wear its influences on its sleeve as much as the first one did. We were definitely listening to a bit of Isaac Hayes this time, but it was less of a big deal.”

Kane continued: “At that time [of the first album], all that stuff was new to us. We were discovering it for the first time. This time, it was just songs that we were buzzing off that we were inspired by.”

The full tour dates, including shows in American and elsewhere in Europe, are as follows:

Edinburgh, Usher Hall (March 26)
Paris, Olympia (March 29)
London, Hackney Empire (April 1)
Liverpool, Olympia (April 2)
Sheffield, City Hall (April 3)

Amsterdam, Paradiso (April 7)
New York, Webster Hall (April 11)
San Francisco, The Fillmore (April 17)
Los Angeles, The Theatre at Ace Hotel (April 20)

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, January 29, with early access tickets available by signing up to the band’s newsletter before 6pm on Wednesday, January 27.

The Last Shadow Puppets are the cover stars of this week’s NME Magazine.