The band's Christmas dates are proving to be extremely popular...

Snow Patrol have added a second hometown Christmas show in BELFAST – before the first one has even gone on sale.

The four-piece had already announced they would play the city’s Ulster Hall on December 22 as part of an end-of-year UK tour. And the expected clamour for tickets has seen them now confirm a show at the same venue for December 23.

The band have already sold out three nights in their adoptive hometown of Glasgow. The first gig sold out in just half-an-hour.

The tour will now stop at:

Birmingham Academy (December 11)

London Brixton Carling Academy (12)

Southampton Guildhall (15)

Manchester Apollo (16)

Glasgow Barrowlands (19-21)

Belfast Ulster Hall (22-23)

Tickets go onsale for the English dates at 9.30am tomorrow. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.