There's a ton of new information from the Scottish indie-pop legends Belle and Sebastian. They started work on their follow-up to 2010's Write About Love in September of last year, and they've now confirmed that it'll be out this October and that it may even be a Eurovision concept album. In addition, they've announced a run of tour dates in Europe this year, all of which are listed below.

Pitchfork have also revealed details of an "extensive reissue series" of the band's back catalogue, which will be out through Matador.

  • Tour Dates:
  • 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