Rapper will take his new album 'The Evolution Of Man' around the country next year

Example has announced a UK arena tour for early 2013.

The rapper, who is currently preparing to unleash his Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters influenced rock album ‘The Evolution Of Man’ in November, will play 12 shows on the trek.

The run of shows kicks off on February 11 at Bournemouth International Centre and runs until March 1 when Example headlines Manchester Arena.

He will also play shows in Nottingham, London, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Brighton on the tour.

Example has said that he will debut his new single ‘Say Nothing’ and another new song ‘Perfect Replacement’ when he performs at V Festival this weekend.

Example will play:

Bournemouth International Centre (February 11)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (12)
Liverpool Echo Arena (13)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (15)
Newcastle Arena (16)
Glasgow SECC (17)
Aberdeen AECC (18)
London Earls Court (23)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (25)
Brighton Centre (26)
Birmingham LG Arena (28)
Manchester Arena (March 1)

Tickets go onsale next Friday (August 24) at 9am (BST). To check the availability of Example tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.