Bell X1's bestselling Irish album 'Flock' is to be released in the US later this month.

Billboard reports that the 2005 album will be released in the US on 19 February on the Yep Roc label.

The album's release will be followed by the band's first extensive tour of the US and Canada in March with dates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto and a St Patrick's weekend show in New York.

Speaking to Billboard.com, Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan said: "We've reached a tipping point with America. We live in an online era where music is devalued, so doing shows and making the live experience more special is the place for us to win over new crowds."