The tour is kicking off in Leeds on 2 February before heading to Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Cardiff and wrapping up in London on February 24.
The new record sees the band addressing the grand political narratives of our age – on ‘Divided States’ singer O’Donoghue, a former judge on two seasons of ‘The Voice’ – laments for the ‘…divided states of America, divided states of the world / If we don’t all stand together we’ll fall.’
There’s also room for oldschool romance, as on ‘Mad Love’, and even a worthy stab at EDM on ‘No Man Is An Island’ that should go down a storm live.
Lead single 'Rain' – a lively, R&B-inflected number – went straight into the Top 10 on iTunes, and has been playlisted by Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital and earlier this month was the third most played song on national radio. It’s also been added to over 300 playlists on Spotify, and the video has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube.
Check here for tour tickets for the below dates.
2 February — Leeds, First Direct Arena
3 February — Manchester, Manchester Arena
6 February — Belfast, SSE Arena
9 February — Dublin, 3Arena
10 February —Dublin, 3Arena
12 February — Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena
13 February — Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
15 February — Birmingham, Getting Arena
16 February — Glasgow, SSE Hydro
17 February — Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
19 February — Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
20 February — Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
23 February — London, The O2