The rap trio will be over before the end of the year...

Beastie Boys have announced two UK arena dates in December.

The veteran rap trio will play Manchester and London on their brief trip to the country as part of their European tour.

The group, whose new single ’Triple Trouble’ entered the charts on Sunday (September 19) at Number 37, will then continue touring around Europe before the tour finishes in Italy on December 18.

The Beastie Boys UK dates are:

Manchester MEN Arena (December 6)

London Wembley Arena (7)

Tickets for both gigs go on sale on Friday (September 24) at 9am. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.