Twin Atlantic announce UK tour dates for April

17/01/12

Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic have announced they will tour the UK in the spring.

The Scottish rock band will play eight live shows in total, starting with a date in Inverness on 13 April.

Twin Atlantic are made up of lead singer Sam McTrusty, drummer Craig Kneale, guitarist Barry McKenna and bass player Ross McNae.

The band formed in 2007, and released their debut album Vivarium two years later.

Speaking to Radio 1's Fearne Cotton last week, Sam McTrusty said recording their current album helped give the band a sense of "self-belief".

"When we got to record our album with [record producer] Gil Norton, him saying he wanted to work with our band was a big stamp of approval for us," he said.

"I think it just gave us this extra self-belief and it just made it all fall into place and make sense.

"I think from that moment on we had a better sense of who we were and why we were a band."

Gil Norton has previously produced songs for Foo Fighters, Maximo Park and Feeder.

Twin Atlantic released their second album Free in May last year, which reached number 37 in the UK albums chart.

They are currently supporting You Me At Six on their North American tour.

The band performed in the Radio 1 Live Lounge last week.

The full tour dates are:

Nerve Centre, Derry - 11 April

Speakeasy, Belfast - 12

The Ironworks, Inverness - 13

Alhambra, Dunfermline - 15

Academy 2, Manchester - 16

KOKO, London - 17

Cardiff University - 19

Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton - 20

Waterfront, Norwich - 21

Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth - 22