Idlewild have announced a headline UK tour, kicking off in Liverpool on Friday 19 April 2019.
The tour, which sees them take to 13 dates across the UK, comes as the band announce their first new album in four years, Interview Music.
Featuring 13 new tracks, the record is their second since returning from indefinite hiatus in 2015.
Comprising original members Roddy Woomble, Rod Jones and Colin Newton, and welcoming Luciano Rossi and Andrew Mitchell into the fold, Idlewild took to Jones’ own studio to record the album.
“A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. “I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state – driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.”
Idlewild have also unveiled new track Dream Variations.
How to get Idlewild tickets early
Fans can pre-order Interview Music to get their hands on Idlewild tickets early.
Pre-order the album from now to get access to the presale from 10:00 on Wednesday 13 February 2019.
Here are those Idlewild live dates:
19 April 2019 – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool
20 April 2019 – Anson Rooms, Bristol
22 April 2019 – Phoenix, Exeter
23 April 2019 – Engine Rooms, Southampton
25 April 2019 – Beckett Uni, Leeds
26 April 2019 – O2 Forum, London
28 April 2019 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
29 April 2019 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
30 April 2019 – Waterfront, Ipswich
1 May 2019 – Junction, Cambridge
2 May 2019 – Riverside, Newcastle
4 May 2019 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
5 May 2019 – Music Hall, Aberdeen