Friendly Fires Plot New LP for Spring Release, Hit Up Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver on North American Tour

Friendly Fires Plot New LP for Spring Release, Hit Up Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver on North American Tour
Despite the fact that their self-titled debut was released way back in 2008, UK dance partiers Friendly Fires have kept a high profile thanks to a busy schedule that includes techno-heavy mixes for the likes of !K7 and Bugged Out! They've also been talking about their second album for quite a while, saying that it would have a "samba, calypso vibe" back in 2009 and promising they won't change their sound like MGMT did. Now, Friendly Fires have revealed that the long-awaited album should be released this spring.

According to a press release, "the band is promising a new album (working title Pala) this spring." The record has been mostly self-recorded by the band at their bunker in St Albans, England, though Bloc Party and Primal Scream producer Paul Epworth has also assisted the group.

While that's about it for album news, Friendly Fires will be bringing their stadium-ready electronic-influenced art pop back to North America on a massive tour. Among the many dates are Canadian appearances in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. First, however, they will hit up Australia and Singapore for some February shows. All tour dates are available below.

Tour dates:

2/7 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
2/9 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
2/12 Sydney, AU - Good Vibrations Festival
2/13 Melbourne, AU - Good Vibrations Festival
2/17 Adelaide, AU - The Gov
2/19 Gold Coast, AU - Good Vibrations Festival
2/20 Perth, AU - Good Vibrations Festival
2/22 Fort Canning, SG - Fort Canning Park
3/15-19 Austin, TX - SXSW
5/24 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
5/25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
5/26 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
5/27 Boston, MA - Paradise
5/28 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
5/30 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
5/31 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
6/1 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
6/4 Vancouver, BC - Venue
6/5 Seattle, WA - Neumos
6/6 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
6/8 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
6/10 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box at The Henry Fonda