The bands will play three UK shows in December...

THE CHARLATANS and STARSAILOR are to embark on a UK tour together in December, NME.COM can reveal.

The bands will perform three Arena shows just prior to Christmas, with The Charlatans in the headline slot.

The dates are at: Glasgow SECC (December 13)

Manchester MEN Arena (14)

London Wembley Arena (15)

Ticket prices and details are to be announced shortly.

Both groups have previously announced details of their own headline UK tours. For tickets for the Charlatans, click here, and for Starsailor tickets, click here.