Following the exciting news of the Mercury Music Prize nomination for their debut LP, Becoming a Jackal, Villagers have just announced a UK tour for October. The tour kicks off already the 4th and 5th of August at the Tunnels under the Old Vic in London, where they’re the first live act to ever perform in this arts space. The second single ‘Ship of Promises’ taken from Becoming a Jackal is set to be released on August 2nd. Full live dates are: Wed - 04-Aug London Old Vic Tunnels Thurs - 05-Aug London Old Vic Tunnels Fri - 06-Aug Edinburgh, The Edge Festival, Sneaky Pete’s Sat- 07-Aug Big Chill Festival Fri - 27-Aug Leeds Festival, Festival Republic Stage (approx 7pm) Sat - 28-Aug Reading Festival, Festival Republic Stage (approx 7.15pm) Sat - 04-Sep Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland Thurs - 09-Sep Open House Festival, The Black Box, Belfast, Ireland Sun - 12-Sep Bestival, Isle Of Wight Mon - 04-Oct Brighton Ballroom Tue - 05-Oct London Scala Wed - 06-Oct Oxford Academy 2 Fri - 08-Oct Lancaster Library Sat - 09-Oct Sheffield The Plug http://www.myspace.com/villagers