The band announce shows for the end of the year

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Coldplay have confirmed a full UK arena tour, to take place this December.

The ten-date tour will kick off with two shows at Birmingham’s NIA ‘on December 1 and 2, winding up with two shows at London’s O2 Arena on December 14 and 15.

The Liverpool Echo Arena date was previously announced.

Chris Martin and co. are set to release their fourth studio album ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ this month on June 12.

The band are also due to play two free shows, London’s Brixton Academy on June 16 and New York’s Madison Square Gardens on June 23. Tickets for these two shows are by ballot only, and fans will find out on June 5 whether or not they have been successful.

Tickets for the December tour will go onsale this Friday (May 30) at 9am.

Coldplay’s full December tour dates are:

Birmingham NIA (December 1, 2)

Glasgow SECC (5, 6)

Sheffield Arena (7)

Liverpool Echo Arena (10)

Manchester MEN Arena (11, 12)

London O2 Arena (14, 15)