It'll be the first tour down under for Polly and co...

PJ Harvey has confirmed she will play a series of dates during the ‘BIG DAY OUT’ festival in Australia and New Zealand early next year.

On her first ever tour of Australasia, Harvey will kick off in Auckland on January 19 and round up in Perth on February 4.

The dates mark the start of a world tour in support of the forthcoming album ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’, released through Universal-Island Records on October 23.

However, aside from one date in Cardiff on October 26, when Harvey unveils her new five-piece band, no other UK shows have been announced.

The New Zealand and Australia dates are as follows: Auckland, Ericsson Stadium (January 19) Gold Coast, Southport Parklands (21) Sydney, Sydney Showgrounds (26) Melbourne, RAS Showgrounds (28) Adelaide, RA & HS Showgrounds (February 2) Perth, Bassendean Oval (4)