Belle & Sebastian announce new album and tour dates

Belle & Sebastian have announced their first album in four years.

The as yet unnamed album will drop in October this year and follows up 2010’s ‘Write About Love’ according to Pitchfork who also report that there will be an “extensive reissue series” of their back catalogue.

The band have also announced the following live dates (a few UK dates thrown in would be nice if you are reading lads!):

June
19 Vienna, Austria – Arena Wien Open Air
20 Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival
21 Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
22 Hilvarenbeek, Holland – Best Kept Secret Festival
25 Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Concert Hall
26 Norkopping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival

July
26 Costa Brava, Spain – Festival Porta Ferada
28 Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Plaza de la Quintana

August
3 Katowice, Poland – Off Festival
8 Cesena, Italy – Rocca Mallatestiana
10 Palermo, Italy – Ypsigrock Festival

October
3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
31 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris