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The Maccabees announce January 2012 tour dates

The Maccabees

Story by Jack Foley

THE Maccabees have announced details of a 2012 headline UK tour.

The run of dates begin in Newcastle on January 23 and includes a Brixton Academy show on the 26th.

The announcement of these much anticipated live dates comes in the wake of a recent sold out low key tour, in which the band played intimate venues to fervent audiences to showcase their new material.

This will be the third time the band have headlined Brixton Academy, having previously performed two sold out shows at the iconic London venue in 2009.

The five-piece from London – Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle – also recently confirmed a release date of January 9 for their highly anticipated third studio album, Given To The Wild.

The UK dates for the January 2012 tour are as follows…

23 – Glasgow QMU
24 – Newcastle Academy
26 – Brixton Academy
27 – Birmingham Institute
28 – Manchester Ritz

Fans will be able to purchase an exclusive ticket bundle from the HMV website at 9am on Wednesday, November 9, which includes a ticket and signed album – click here for more information.

General tickets are on sale from all the usual outlets from Friday, November 11 at 9am.