One of the breakthrough bands of 2009 looks set to achieve wider acclaim this year and Fake Problems hope to do so on the back of an 11-date UK headline tour in April.

The hard rocking quartet plan to release the follow-up to It’s Great To Be Alive later this year and are on course to complete the mix before they head back to Britain.

After their landmark support slot on Frank Turner’s autumn 2009 tour, Fake Problems promised they would return to the UK asap. And fans can expect a few shenanigans as they hit intimate clubs up and down the country.

The band had a busy 2009 touring with the likes of Turner, Murder By Death, Thursday, Dillinger Escape Plan and William Elliot Whitmore. But FP will busier than ever this year.

The UK tour precedes an exclusive mainland Europe appearance at the 2010 Groezrock festival with Bad Religion, AFI, Hatebreed, Sum 41 and many more.

According to insiders privy to the band’s new record, FP have ‘organically reinvented their sound and successfully redefined who they are as musicians and human beings with each musical step’. Be on the lookout for one of the most anticipated releases of the year and don’t miss them at the following venues:

12-Apr UK Norwich – Water Rats

13-Apr UK Bristol – Thekla

14-Apr UK Birmingham – Academy 3

15-Apr UK London – Barfly

16-Apr UK Oxford – Bullingdon

17-Apr UK Manchester – Roadhouse

18-Apr UK Glasgow –  ABC 2

19-Apr UK Newcastle – Cluny

20-Apr UK Nottingham – Rock City Basement

21-Apr UK Leeds – Cockpit

22-Apr UK Portsmouth – Wedgewood rooms

23-Apr BE  Meerhourt – Groezrock Festival 2010