Alex Turner’s The Last Shadow Puppets to kick off tour in Edinburgh

The Last Shadow Puppets – the collaborative side project of Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Miles Kane – will kick off a small tour in support of their forthcoming second album in Edinburgh in March.

Turner and best pal Kane will play the first date ahead of the release of the album Everything You’ve Come To Expect at the Usher Hall on March 26, and play London on the night of the album release.

The pair will also be stopping off in Liverpool and Sheffield.

The musical duo’s critically-acclaimed debut album, The Age Of The Understatement, was released in 2008 and included singles such as Standing Next To Me and My Mistakes Were Made For You.

Their reunion was announced by Kane in 2012, but plans were put on ice when Turner’s band released their fifth studio album AM in 2013 before embarking on a year-long tour to promote the record.

On 10 January, The Last Shadow Puppets released their first single since 2008. The song, Bad Habits, was accompanied with a music video (watch below) filmed in the same style as two earlier teaser trailers.

Speaking about the new album, Turner told NME: “I think the last record ended up being just one thing.

“We talked about Scott Walker a lot and our record became perceived as a homage to that sound. This one, in my head, doesn’t wear its influences on its sleeve as much as the first one did.

“We were definitely listening to a bit of Isaac Hayes this time, but it was less of a big deal.”

Kane added: “At that time [of the first album], all that stuff was new to us. We were discovering it for the first time. This time, it was just songs that we were buzzing off that we were inspired by.”

The Last Shadow Puppets will play

Edinburgh, Usher Hall (March 26)
London, Hackney Empire (April 1)
Liverpool, Olympia (April 2)
Sheffield, City Hall (April 3)