Biffy Clyro announce their biggest arena tour for 2013

23/10/12

Biffy Clyro performing at the iTunes festival 2012

Biffy Clyro are planning their biggest arena tour to date to follow the release of their new double album.

Opposites will go on sale from 28 January, with the tour starting on 20 March at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

Tickets for the gigs go on sale at 9am on Friday 26 October.

Biffy Clyro tour dates

    • Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena - 20 March
    • Birmingham, LG Arena - 21
    • Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 22
    • Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena - 23
    • Manchester, Arena - 25
    • Bournemouth, International Centre - 26
    • Belfast, Odyssey Arena - 29
    • Aberdeen, AECC - 31
    • Glasgow, SECC - 1 April
    • London, The O2 - 3

Last year the band won both the Q and NME awards for best live band and have also played three sell-out UK tours including a night at Wembley Arena in London.

Earlier this summer they played a number of festivals including iTunes, Download and the Isle of Wight.

The arena dates include gigs in Cardiff, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Biffy Clyro say their new 20-track, double album Opposites is a form of rebellion against the "throwaway" nature of music.

"To release anything other than a short concise album is against the flow," said drummer Ben Johnston.