HOT CHIP have announced two dates at the Brixton Academy for early next year.

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Wisely, the electro-indie band have kept the London leg of their 2010 UK tour for last – 26 and 27 February – in all likelihood in order to have a right old Academy knees-up. Plus, they come from south London, so won’t have far to go home.

Tracks like Over and Over and Ready for the Floor brought Hot Chip huge chart success in recent years and their 2006 album, The Warning, got on the Mercury Prize shortlist.

They’ll be hoping the new LP, Made in the Dark, scheduled for release soon, will match that success.

That February Hot Chip UK Tour in full:

12 – Glasgow O2 Academy
13 – Edinburgh Picture House
15 – Nottingham Rock City
16 – Leeds O2 Academy
18 – Newcastle O2 Academy
19 – Manchester Academy
20 – Birmingham O2 Academy
22 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
23 – Bristol O2 Academy
24 – Norwich UEA
26 – London O2 Brixton Academy
27 – London O2 Brixton Academy

Tickets for the tour go on sale this coming Friday, 6 November.