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Interpol is back. The NYC band has just confirmed that they’ll be releasing their fifth studio album in 2014, plus revealed a slew of tour dates that’ll take place in the U.K. starting March.

Guitarist Daniel Kessler spoke with XFM while Interpol were in the UK working on the album, saying “We currently find ourselves in the UK finishing the new album so it feels only appropriate to announce our first UK dates of 2014 from here.” He added:

“We’re pleased to say that we’ll be headlining this year’s NME Awards Tour. We had a great time playing the Awards Tour in 2003 and we’re very much looking forward to our return. It should be a lot of fun.”

He also talked to NME about rumors of the band breaking up, back when they announced their hiatus. He said, “There was never any sense that we’d come to a breaking point or anything but if you play 200 shows and tour as hard as we did, you need time to get back to other elements of life, and start thinking about new songs.”

The NME Awards tour will also feature bands like Temples, Royal Blood, and Circa Waves. Here’s the list of tour dates:

03-18 Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow O2 Academy *
03-19 Leeds, England – Leeds O2 Academy *
03-20 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy *
03-22 Liverpool, England – Liverpool O2 Academy *
03-23 Nottingham, England – Nottingham Rock City *
03-25 Birmingham, England – Birmingham O2 Academy *
03-26 Bristol, England – Bristol O2 Academy *
03-27 London, England – London O2 Academy Brixton *
06-06 New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
06-20 Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-20 Neuhausen, Germany – Southside Festival
07-10 Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive
07-12 Keflavík, Iceland – All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland

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[via HitFix]