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Bombay Bicycle Club announce biggest UK headline tour (2011)

Bombay Bicycle Club

Story by Jack Foley

BOMBAY Bicycle Club have announced their biggest UK headline tour to date this Autumn, off the back of releasing their third album, A Different Kind of Fix on August 29.

After last summer’s acoustic dates, this tour will see the band with guitars fully plugged back in.

The dates commence in Brighton in September and conclude with a night at London’s Brixton Academy in October.

The headline tour dates are (all September and October 2011):

September
30 – Brighton Dome

October
1 – Newcastle O2 Academy +
2 – Glasgow Barrowland
3 – Leeds O2 Academy +
5 – Sheffield O2 Academy +
6 – Hull University
7 – Manchester O2 Apollo
9 – Lincoln Engine Shed
10 – Norwich UEA
11 – Oxford O2 Academy +
12 – Bristol O2 Academy +
13 – Birmingham O2 Academy +
14 – Cardiff University Great Hall
16 – Southampton Guildhall +
17 – Nottingham Rock City
19 – London O2 Academy Brixton +

+ All Ages shows (under 14 with adult)/all other shows: 14+

In a little over three years, Bombay Bicycle Club will have released three LPs – an extraordinary and increasingly rare feat in the 21st century music industry.

From the teenage indie kicks of their debut; to the sparse, timeless folk of last summer’s top ten album, Flaws (nominated for an Ivor Novello Award), the quartet open a new and beguiling chapter with A Different Kind of Fix.

Recorded in Hamburg, London and Atlanta, A Different Kind of Fix reunites BBC with Jim Abbiss – who produced their debut album – and also introduces them to Ben Allen – noted for his work with Animal Collective – whilst lead singer, Jack Steadman co-produces throughout.

The album is preceded by new single, Shuffle, which will be released on August 22.