The Pigeon Detectives announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Leeds indie outfit The Pigeon Detectives have announced the release of their fifth album Broken Glances on February 24, as well as a run of UK tour dates in March 2017, which sees them visit Edinburgh’s Electric Circus.

The band last played in this neck of the woods in the summer, when they appeared on the bill at the Midstock Festival in Dalkeith.

The Leeds five-piece, who shot to stardom in 2007 with their debut album, Wait For Me, last released the 2013 EP We Met At Sea.

Promising a “contemplative, more eclectic” LP than previous albums, Broken Glances sees the band return to Leeds label Dance to the Radio after We Met At Sea was put out on Cooking Vinyl Records.

The forthcoming new album was recorded with Richard Formby, known for working with the likes of Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts and Spaceman 3.

Broken Glances, say the band, is set to be their most “reflective” album yet.

Frontman Matt Bowman said: “On this album we felt we owed it to [our fans] to deliver something real that documents the journey we’ve all been on together. If you listen hard enough and take some time over the record, you’ll realise it’s an ode to everyone that’s ever bought an album or turned up to a show.”

The band will play a full 13-date UK tour this spring, starting in Dublin on March 2 and concluding on April 29 in their hometown at Live at Leeds.

Pigeon Detectives visit Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on March 4.

Check out their full touring schedule below – and then listen to some of the band’s best-known tracks.

March 2 – Whelan’s, Dublin

March 3 – Limelight 2, Belfast

March 4 – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

March 5 – Stereo, Glasgow

March 7 – The Leadmill, Sheffield

March 8 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

March 9 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham


March 10 – Sugarmill, Stoke

March 11 – Gorilla, Manchester


March 13 – Thekla, Bristol

March 14 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

March 15 – Electric Ballroom, London

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