TesseracT are heading towards the release of their new album Polaris due out on 18th September via Kscope. In support of this, the band have now announced a stretch of UK dates in February 2016 as part of a wider European tour.

Full list of dates:

3rd Feb - Bristol - Thekla
4th Feb - Birmingham - Library
5th Feb - Manchester - Academy II
6th Feb - Glasgow - Garage
7th Feb - Leeds - Stylus
9th Feb - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
10th Feb - Oxford - Academy
11th Feb - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
12th Feb - London - KOKO

Commenting on the tour, Amos Williams offered up the following: "'Yes! Touring Europe is always so much fun for us, as we love to experience all the different cultures and curiosities; and within Europe there are so many. We've been lucky enough to have been on some great EU tours recently, notably with PTH last year, and then with AAL early this year. These introduced us to some of the most vocal and passionate crowds we have ever experienced. So, it's such a joy to return with our new album, Polaris, and to extend the Polaris North American run with The Contortionist throughout the EU. We really feel like things have stepped up a gear, some of these venues are fantastic. For example Koko in London, Academy 2 in Manchester, and The Garage in Glasgow are all venues we have recently supported bands in. Now after traversing the globe, to return home to headline those wonderful venues, and with an awesome band like The Contortionist as main support, will make the Polaris EU 2016 tour very special to us indeed."

As Amos noted, the band will be bringing The Contortionist out on tour with them who themselves are very excited: "'Getting the chance to return to Europe is something we have been looking forward to for some time. We're thrilled to be able to make the trip back, and to do so with TesseracT makes the announcement that much more exciting!"

You can listen to new track Messenger below: