Chart toppers Rudimental announce headline UK tour

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Rudimental are Piers Agget, Amir Amor, DJ Leon Rolle and Kesi Dryden

Chart-topping group Rudimental have announced details of their own, headline UK tour.

The Hackney-based band will visit Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Norwich and London.

In 2012, they had a number one single with Feel The Love and are preparing to release their debut album later this year.

The band are also supporting Plan B on his arena tour in February.

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Feel The Love, featuring vocalist John Newman, was 2012's 16th biggest-selling single shifting more than 619,000 copies.

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Rudimental's DJ Leon Rolle on stage at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live

It's nominated for best single at this year's Brit Awards.

Ed Sheeran recently expressed his desire to launch a side project with the group, an idea they're enthusiastic about.

Speaking to Newsbeat, DJ Leon Rolle said: "We love Ed, and we love what he's done. The impact he has when he's on stage is just immense. He's a very talented guy and it'd be a bit of dream to work with him."

"We'd love to work with him and we definitely will," confirmed Amir Amor.

On their debut release, the band said: "We want to bring out a seminal, genre-defining album."

The tour dates are as follows:

Glasgow, Oran Mor - 23 April

Liverpool, Academy - 24 April

Nottingham, Rescue Rooms - 25 April

Manchester, Gorilla - 26 April

Birmingham, HMV Library - 27 April

Oxford, O2 Academy - 30 April

Norwich, Waterfront - 1 May

London, The Electric - 2 May

Tickets go on sale 9am, 25 January (London tickets already on sale)

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