Highly-fancied Dublin quartet Girl Band have announced a series of 13 new live dates, including a night in Vicar Street on 1 April, 2016. The band, whose ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ has been among the best-recieved Irish albums of the year, will begin touring again on January 22nd with a date at Brewery Corner, Kilkenny. They will play a series of dates in Ireland, the UK and Belgium from January to March, before the show in Vicar Street at the beginning of April.

The news will come as a relief to many fans of the band, who were forced to cancel all remaining 2015 shows in late October, citing health reasons. They had been scheduled to play gigs across continental Europe and North America in November and December, before the cancellation of a show in Utrecht on October 22nd.

The freshly announced gig dates are as follows:

Fri 22nd Jan – Brewery Corner, Kilkenny, Ireland
Sat 23rd Jan – Gabo’s, Castlebar, Ireland
Wed 17th Feb – Trix Antwerp, Belgium
Fri 19th Feb – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Sat 20th Feb – Concorde 2, Brighton
Mon 22nd Feb – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Tues 23rd Feb – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Wed 24th Feb – The Buyers Club, Liverpool
Fri 26th Feb – Tunnels, Aberdeen
Sat 27th Feb – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Mon 29th Feb – Village Underground, London
Tues 1st Mar – The Exchange, Bristol
Fri 1st Apr – Vicar Street, Dublin

Girl Band’s debut album, ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ is out now on Rough Trade.