Hurts have announced that their second album will be called ‘Exile’ and will be released on 11th March 2013 through Major Label.

The band have also unveiled a teaser video for ‘Exile’, which is a succinct yet profound insight into the band’s new album, and is available to watch on the bands Official Site now. The video features an excerpt of a new track called ‘The Road’, taken from the new album ‘Exile’.

‘Exile’, the bands follow-up to their 2010 debut ‘Happiness’, can now be pre-ordered from iTunes, Amazon, Play and, with ‘The Road’ available as an instant free track for any orders through iTunes.

‘Happiness’ entered the UK album charts at #4 with over 25,000 sales making Hurts the fastest selling new band of 2010 in the UK. They have now reached over 2,000,000 sales worldwide earning 14 top 10 iTunes positions including #1s in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg. It was officially certified Gold in the UK and Austria, and 2 x Platinum in Germany and Finland, and Platinum in Poland, Switzerland, and Russia, with the band selling over 250,000 tickets on tour.

Earlier this week, Hurts announced announced a 12-date UK and European headline tour in March and April 2013. This follows the announcement of London and Berlin headline shows in February 2013, both of which are now sold out.

Full tour dates are as follows:

Thurs 7th London Heaven
Sat 9th Berlin Postbahnhof

Thurs 14th Cologne Essigfabrik
Fri 15th Munich Theaterfabrik
Sat 16th Hamburg Uebel & Gefaehrlich
Mon 18th Stockholm Strand
Wed 20th Warsaw Palladium
Sat 23rd Zurich Kaufleuten
Mon 25th Milan Magazzini Generali
Wed 27th Vienna Arena
Thurs 28th Prague Lucerna Music Bar
Sat 30th Amsterdam Melkweg

Mon 1st Manchester Academy 2
Tues 2nd Glasgow Garage