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: www.facebook.com/belleandsebastian?fref=ts.
Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance will be released on Matador on January 19th/20th, 2015 (details at: http://matablog.matadorrecords.com/2014/10/14/coming-january-19-belle-and-sebastians-girls-in-peacetime-want-to-dance/).
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.
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)