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Britain’s most successful bedroom band of modern times have announced their live return to coincide with the impending release of their fourth album.

The quintet will hit the road in February next year for a 12-date tour of Academy size venues, starting in Glasgow on February 12 and culminating in two nights at London’s Brixton Academy venue on February 26 and 27.

The band posted a message on their website announcing the tour. It read: As events relentlessly continue to unfold inside the confines of Camp Hot Chip, we can reveal some diverting facts and interesting details of our plans for next year.  There will be a new album, set for release in early parts of next year, to warm the cockles of your soul right in the middle of the bleak mid-winter. We’re just completing the finishing touches right now, and we’re also gearing up for a return, possibly triumphant, to the live arena, as a UK tour is also in the offing for February.”

The dates in full:

FEBRUARY
12  Glasgow, O2 Academy
13  Edinburgh, Picture House
15  Nottingham, Rock City
16  Leeds, O2 Academy
18  Newcastle, O2 Academy
19  Manchester, Academy
20 Birmingham, O2 Academy
22 Bournemouth, O2 Academy
23  Bristol, O2 Academy
24 Norwich, UEA
26 London, O2 Brixton Academy
27  London, O2 Brixton Academy

The album is available to pre-order with tour tickets from www.hotchip.co.uk from today. A free track is also available from the site.

This article was written for TMM.

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