The Pogues announce Christmas dates

It's their Irish band's sixth annual festive tour

The Pogues have announced their dates for the sixth annual Christmas tour.

The band will play nine dates across the UK finishing up with two gigs at Brixton Academy, London.

The Pogues will play the following shows:

Glasgow Carling Academy (December 7)

Leeds Academy (9)

Newcastle Carling Academy (11)

Sheffield Carling Academy (12)

Manchester MEN Arena (13)

Birmingham Carling Academy (15)

Bristol Carling Academy (16)

London Brixton Academy (18, 19)

Tickets go on sale this Friday (August 29) at 10am.

To check the availability of The Pogues tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.