The Coral Announce New Album and UK Tour

24 November 2015, 12:48 | Updated: 24 November 2015, 12:55

The Coral 2015

The Coral have announced a UK tour for 2016 to follow the release of their first album in five years.

After a hiatus, Liverpool indie rockers The Coral will return in 2016 with their eighth studio album, Distance Inbetween, which will be released on 4 March. The album is available to pre-order now at http://www.thecoral.co.uk.

Frontman James Skelly says of the record: "Before we started making the album we had discussed that we wanted it to be more minimal and rhythmical. We thought, if you've got a rhythm section that’s been playing together for almost twenty years, why not make that the centre of the songs?"

To coincide with the release the five-piece will head out on a UK tour, including a show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 16th March.

Tickets go on sale here at 9am on Friday 27 November.

See their full dates below:

4 March - Newcastle Riverside
7 March - Leeds Brudenell Social Club
8 March - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
10 March - Birmingham Library
11 March - Sheffield Leadmill
12 March - Manchester Albert Hall
15 March - Oxford O2 Academy 2
16 March - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
29 May - Liverpool Sound City Festival