Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year.

Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year. Due in late summer or early autumn through Merge, the album, which is still a work in progress, is tentatively titled "Flat Pack Philosophy."

2005 looks to be a busy year for the band, with a series of live dates confirmed for the U.K. between March and May. Notable among them is a "Spirit of '77" show in Manchester with the Slits' Ari Up and 999 on March 11. Another show dubbed "Academy in the U.K." is slated for May 1 in Birmingham and will also feature the Stranglers and Stiff Little Fingers.

A Merge spokesperson says plans are tentative for North American tour dates to coincide with the forthcoming album's Stateside release.

Here are the Buzzcocks' U.K. tour dates:

March 11: Manchester (Middleton Civic Center / "Spirit of '77")
March 24: Cleethorpes (Winter Gardens)
March 25: Middlesbrough (Town Hall)
March 26: Whitehaven (Civic Hall)
March 27: Blackburn (King Georges Hall)
March 28: Sheffield (Corporation)
April 1: Gloucester (Guildhall)
April 2: Frome (Cheese & Grain)
April 3: Milton Keynes (Woughton Centre)
April 4: Leeds (University)
April 5: Lincoln (Drill Hall)
April 30: Dartford (Mick Jagger Centre)
May 1: Birmingham (Carling Academy / "Academy in the U.K.")

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