David Gray has announced a new tour to mark the 20th anniversary of his album White Ladder, including dates at Dublin's 3Arena and Belfast's SSE Arena.

Gray's White Ladder, which features the hits This Year's Love, Babylon and Please Forgive Me, is the best-selling album in Irish chart history, and he will be playing it in its entirety on the tour with the original band members.

The double Ivor Novello-winning musician will take to the stage in Dublin on March 31 and Belfast on April 2.

Tickets go on sale from usual outlets at 9.00am on Friday, October 11, with a fan pre-sale available from Wednesday, October 9.

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"It's the 20th anniversary of White Ladder, a unique record with its own remarkable history. Jammed full with big, open-hearted songs and flooded with a raw emotional energy," Gray said.

Speaking about the decision to re-release the album, including previously unreleased B-sides, Gray added, "It’s an album that came from nowhere to steal the hearts of millions all over the world, completely transforming my life in the process.

"Twenty years on and it feels like White Ladder is just as alive for people now as it was back then - so to celebrate this milestone, I will be releasing a special anniversary version of the album and assembling all the original band members with all the original equipment, in order to take White Ladder out on the road and recreate the record in its entirety."

Look out for our interview with David Gray next week on RTÉ Entertainment. 

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