Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have announced they will be playing in Dublin and Belfast next year.

The band will take to the stage at Belfast's The SSE Arena on Wednesday, May 9 and Dublin's 3Arena on Thursday, May 10 2018.

Tickets for Gallagher's Ireland and UK tour go on sale from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide on Friday September 29 at 9.ooam.

The news follows the announcement of their new album Who Built The Moon? which will be released on November 24. The album was produced by Belfast DJ David Holmes.

The new album, which Gallagher describes as "psychedelic", is the follow-up to 2015's Chasing Yesterday.

Fans may be delighted by the news of the upcoming release but Noel's estranged brother and former Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher wasn't quite so happy, and sent out a few pointed tweets following the announcement.

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Liam releases his debut solo album As You Were on October 6 and plays Weston Airport, Dublin on October 29 in a line-up that also includes Touts and The Strypes. He also played a  recent headline show at Dublin's Olympia.