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Idlewild announce 2015 comeback album and UK tour dates

Story by Jack Foley

AFTER five years away, Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild will return with new album Everything Ever Written and new UK tour dates for 2015.

The album is set for release on February 9, 2015, while the tour is comprised of 10 dates and includes nights in London and Glasgow.

The band’s eighth studio recording represents a new chapter, both personally and creatively. Produced by the band’s guitarist Rod Jones and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.), whom they collaborated with on their 2002 release The Remote Part, and augmented by new members Luciano Rossi (piano, organ and vocals) and Andrew Mitchell (bass, guitar and vocals), Everything Ever Written is Idlewild’s most eclectic output to date.

The album features 12 tracks of alternative rock woven together from strands of Scottish folk, Americana & Hebridean psychedelia.

“The album was predominantly written on the Isle of Mull,” vocalist Roddy Woomble explains. “The record soundtracks a period of transition. Working without time constraints gave the whole thing a creative freedom. Idlewild is a new band to me now; I’m excited for the future.”

Exclusive pre-sale tickets (for the UK dates only) will be available to fans who pre-order Everything Ever Written before November 7, 2014.

All European tour dates are listed below…

February 2015

26 – Strom, Munich
27 – Luxor, Cologne

March

1 – Lido, Berlin
2 – Knust, Hamburg
3 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
7 & 8 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
10 – The Institute, Birmingham
12 – The Ritz, Manchester
13 – Roundhouse London