Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine have announced their first live shows in three years, with more expected to follow.

The band reformed back in 2007 but these are the first shows to be played since 2009, with the band hard at work on a long-overdue new album.

Frontman Kevin Shields recently revealed that the band have a new EP and record on the way, but let’s not forget that they have said that a lot before.

Still, these first three tour dates set for February 2013 – all of which in Japan – seem to promise that they’ll be hitting up venues in the UK and U.S soon enough.

Just announced are the following Japanese gigs:

6 – The Hatch, Osaka, Japan
7 – Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
8 - Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan