The Maccabees announce UK tour dates for May

The band also hint at title of new album in cryptic Youtube video

The Maccabees have announced plans for a short UK tour in May.

Ahead of their summer festival dates the group have announced they will play four intimate shows in May starting in Birmingham before travelling to Glasgow, Manchester and finishing in London. Pre-sale tickets go on sale on April 1 at 9am before general sale on April 2 at 9am.

Alongside these tour dates, the band have revealed a 70 minute video with the cryptic title ‘—– / — / —– / –’ which is perhaps a clue to the name of the album. This album will be their fourth LP and the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Give To The Wild’, which reached Number Four in the UK Album Charts.


The band recently revealed that they have finished working on their new album.

Speaking last month (February 18) at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, Felix White of the band said they finished the album at the start of this week. “We finished it on Monday.” Drummer Sam Doyle added: “It’s recorded, we’re about to finish mixing next week and it’ll be out in a few months.”

Talking about the time spent over the record, which was initially due to be finished over a year ago, White explained: “It just had to be good enough. We thought it was going to be finished a year ago, but it just weren’t quite there and now I think it’s magic, so it’s done.”

The Maccabees will play:

Birmingham Institute (11 May)
Glasgow ABC (12)
Manchester The Ritz (13)
London Coronet (14)


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