Belle & Sebastian Return to Radio, Announce UK Tour

Belle & Sebastian Return to Radio, Announce UK Tour

Belle & Sebastian Announce UK Tour


Belle & Sebastian returned to radio this evening as their new single “The Party Line” premiered on the BBC 6Music Drive show with Tom Ravenscroft, and can now be streamed below.


Taken from the forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, “The Party Line” is the first radio single since “Come on Sister” from their previous album, 2010’s Write About Love.


In May next year, Belle and Sebastian will welcome the summer with a 13-date UK tour stopping at historic venues across Wales, England and Scotland. Tickets for this will go on sale on Friday ahead of the band’s headline appearance at Pitchfork Festival in Paris on Friday night.



Of the tour, Stuart Murdoch said,

“The people’s republic of Belle and Sebastian is on the move again, taking

its message of responsible pop music in a revolutionary age to lands far and near.

A little bit older, but no wiser, maturing like a fine wine ought to, our

love for music, and the chance to lay it on your tender ear, is not diminished.

We will pop you.”


Today the band take to their Facebook later today for a Q&A session with fans, starting at 1:30pm EST/5:30pm GMT, with questions submitted via the band’s Facebook page:


Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance will be released on Matador on January 19th/20th, 2015 (details at:

The ninth studio album from Belle and Sebastian was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter). Additional mixing took place in Glasgow with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan before being mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.


Tour Dates

January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand

January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia

January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia

January 31 – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia

February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia

February 12 – AX Club, Seoul, Korea

February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan

February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo

May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales

May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol

May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth

May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England

May 8 – Open, Norwich, England

May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England

May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London

May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England

May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England

May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England

May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England

May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)

May 24 –Sound City, Liverpool, England

June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York

July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)


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