American indie-rockers Manchester Orchestra (neither an orchestra or from Manchester – why do bands lie to us?) have been announced as the main support band for Biffy Clyro’s upcoming UK tour.

The band are promoting their second album proper, titled Mean Everything To Nothing, which is streaming on Spotify now, is released on September 7, and was reviewed by us here.

The band also play Leeds and Reading festivals this weekend, appearing on the NME/Radio 1 stage on Friday in Reading and Sunday at Leeds.

The Biffy dates in full:

28 Belfast, St George?s Market
29 Dublin, Olympia

1 Dundee, Caird Hall
2 Glasgow, Barrowlands
3 Glasgow, Barrowlands
4 Newcastle, Academy
6 Leeds, Academy
7 Manchester, Apollo
8 Nottingham, Rock City
9 Birmingham, Academy
11 Norwich, UEA
12 London, Brixton Academy
15 Cardiff, University
16 Southampton, Guildhall

The tour should be a revelation, with the two bands complementing each other nicely as they both strive for new levels of epicness in rock music.

This article was written for TMM.