Fightstar have just announced their first tour for 2009. The band will start on April 22nd in Oxford and finish on May 7th in Manchester. They will also play a one off date in Leeds on Friday 13th February.

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Fightstar have been busy in the studio for the last few months, and have now finished their third album “Be Human” which is due for release on the Search and Destroy label/PIAS on April 20th 2009. This will be preceded by the single “Mercury Summer” on April 6th.

Singer Charlie Simpson said “We can’t wait to get out on the road again in 2009! It has been nearly a year since we went out on a full headline tour and we are chomping at the bit to get out and play in front of our beloved fans. We have just put the finishing touches on our 3rd full length album ‘Be Human’ and for us it’s by far our best and most ambitious piece of work to date. We are going to be mixing up the set list with the old and the new and we are super excited about showcasing some of the work we have been doing in the last six months, all songs that as a band we are incredibly proud of. We have put together a great line up which include the bands Laruso and In Case Of Fire. It’s always great to get the chance to showcase up and coming British talent and these two bands are no exception. Good times all round!”

The full tour dates are below:

Friday 13th: Jagermeister Club Night, Rio, Leeds

Wednesday 22nd: Oxford Academy
Thursday 23rd: Bristol Bierkeller
Friday 24th: Peterborough Cresset
Sunday 26th: Norwich Waterfront
Monday 27th: Birmingham Academy 2
Wednesday 29th: Newcastle Academy 2
Thursday 30th: Glasgow ABC 2

Friday 1st: Preston 53 Degrees
Monday 4th: Exeter Lemon Grove
Tuesday 5th: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 6th: Islington Academy
Thursday 7th: Manchester Academy 3