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Glass Animals tease their return with cosmic video and new tour dates

A flurry of activity – seemingly inspired by The Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy – has appeared on the group's online channels.

By Nick Reilly

Behind the scenes of Glass Animals’ show at Red Rocks Colorado (Picture: Drew Perez @d.r.e.w.b.y)

Fans of Glass Animals reckon the group could be gearing up to make their return, after sharing a mysterious new video and announcing a new run of tour dates.

The chart-topping group, whose last album came in 2020’s Dreamland, shared a new video on Twitter/X which displays a series of cosmic landscapes before it eventually returns to Earth and shows frontman Dave Bayley lying down listening to music on his headphones. “Incoming”, the group cryptically added.

Last night, the group also confirmed that they will play a California show in “The Wild West” and another date in Mexico City, though specific venues and dates are yet to be locked in.

“Testing…1…2…3. greetings human of Earth. we’ve missed you, and can’t wait to see you all. x,” they wrote.

The latest activity also appears to take inspiration from Douglas Adams’ celebrated sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. The video clip features dolphins – a frequent motif of the books – while an email sign-up page says “don’t panic” – one of the book’s stand out quotes.

The group are yet to confirm details of their cryptic activity, but fans are already convinced that it’s the start of a new album campaign.

“Say what you will but a new glass animals album is going to reset my brain chemistry every. single. time. They’ve truly never missed,” wrote one.


Although a new album is yet to be confirmed, Dreamland proved a massive hit for the group and spawned the hit single ‘Heatwaves’ , which toppped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks in early 2022 after a record-breaking 59-week ascent to number one. Having spent 91 weeks in the charts, it is also he longest charting song on the Hot 100 of all time, beating The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’.