Conor O'Brien and his Villagers will play intimate dates in the Black Box in Belfast on Sunday

In other Villagers news 'The Waves', the first Villagers release since the Mercury-nominated and Ivor Novello-winning Becoming A Jackal, will be released on 7" single on 22nd October. The b-side 'Memoir' was a song originally written by O'Brien for Charlotte Gainsbourg, now recorded for the first time by Villagers. It is available for pre-order here.

Villagers tour dates

OCTOBER
Wed 17 UK, Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead  *
Thu 18 UK, Manchester, Academy  *
Sat 20 UK, Glasgow, Barrowlands  *
Sun 21 UK, Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre  *
Mon 22 UK, London, Brixton Academy  *
Tues 23 UK, London, Borderline 
Fri 26 Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller *
Sat 27 Sweden, Stockholm, Berns  *
Sun 28 Denmark, Copenhagen, Falconer  *
Tue 30 Germany, Hamburg, Uebel and Gefaehrlich  *
Wed 31 Germany, Berlin, Astra  *

NOVEMBER
Fri 2 Germany, Koln, Essigfabrik  *
Sun 4 Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique http://www.abconcerts.be *
Tues 6 Holland, Amsterdam, Bitterzoet 
Wed 7 France, Paris, Point FMR 

Sun 11 N Ireland, Belfast, Black Box
Tue 13 Ireland, Dublin, Whelans 

* = as special guests to Grizzly Bear