Joan Armatrading is set to undertake her first ever full-scale solo tour and it will include a visit to Dublin's Vicar Street on March 7 of next year.

Armatrading - whose best-known hit is Love and Affection - has never done a solo world tour in her four decades as a performer.

"I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake," the three time Grammy nominee says.

"For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience.

"I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience."

Tickets priced €39 (including booking fee) go on sale Monday May 19 at 9.00am through and usual outlets nationwide.