Paloma Faith has just announced that she will play Dublin and Belfast gigs in 2018.

The British singer, who is releasing her fourth album The Architect on November 17, will play Belfast's SSE Arena on Friday, March 23 and Dublin's 3Arena on Saturday, March 24 next year.

Tickets for both dates go on sale on Friday, September 29 at 9am.The Architect follows Faith's 2014 record A Perfect Contradiction and features a host of famed collaborators including Sia, John Legend, Rag 'n' Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones. The 36-year-old singer-songwriter explained that her new album explores both personal and political themes.

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She said: "The Architect is a social observation record. I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love. I wanted to look outside of myself. I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering. Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into."

Faith added: "I wanted to write something more modern. On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new."

Faith has just released the dystopian video to the album's lead single Crybaby, which explores whether war would cease if men successfully dealt with their emotions.