Bombay Bicycle Club have announced their first major UK headline tour in two years.
This news comes after an announcement revealing details of their fourth album, due out in February.
The band are well known for their massive live following and critically-acclaimed performances, which have seen them play major slots at some of the biggest festivals across the world. Frontman Jack Steadman wrote the album while travelling through India, Turkey and Tokyo, as well as the UK and the Netherlands, and fans can expect to hear the influence of different cultures throughout the record.
The album was produced by Jack in the band’s studio in London, making it their most personal record to date, and features familiar vocal contribution from Lucy Rose, as well as impressive newcomer Rae Morris.
The North London band released first album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, in 2008 and shortly afterwards won NME’s New Band Award, beating The XX and Mumford & Sons.
They followed this up midway through 2010 with Flaws, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello.
Their most recent album, A Different Kind Of Fix, was released in August 2011 and like its predecessors, went gold, culminating in various major main-stage festival slots, including the Reading and Leeds Festival.
* Bombay Bicycle Club play O2 Academy, Newcastle, on March 5 2014. Tickets are £19 from www.gigsandtours.com and 0844 811 0051.