Richard Ashcroft Just Announced HUGE Arena Dates For 2016

24 May 2016, 11:15 | Updated: 24 May 2016, 15:20

Richard Ashcroft, Albert Hall, Manchester 14 May 2

The former Verve frontman confirms two massive shows as his These People album soars in the midweeks.

Richard Ashcroft has announced two arena dates for 2016.

Following the release of his These People album and live UK dates, the singer will play the Liverpool Arena and the London O2 Arena on 7 and 9 December respectively. 

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday from 9am. 

Meanwile, the former Verve frontman - who has just played sold-out shows at Manchester's O2 Academy and London's Roundhouse - is currently at No. 2 in the UK midweek chart with his These People album.

Ashcroft took to Twitter today to thank all his fans for their "love and positivity" so far: 

The Song For The Lovers star also visited Radio X to preview his entire album on John Kennedy's X-Posure show.

Watch the video for Hold On - taken from his current album - below: 

This summer will see Ashcroft continue his live dates across the world, including a sold out date at Glasgow's O2 Academy and a stint at Isle Of Wight Festival 2016.

See Richard Ashcroft's live dates below:

27 May - Glasgow, O2 Academy, UK (Sold Out)
11 June -  Isle Of Wight Festival, UK (The Who’s special guest)
15 June - Pori Jazz, Finland
6 August - 4310 Rheinfelden, River Nights, Switzerland
10 August - Lokerse Festival, Belgium
12 August - Calella de Palafrugell,Jardí Botànic de Cap Roig, Spain
27 August - Glasgow, Bellahouston Park, UK (special guest to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
3 September - Trinity, Jersey Live, Jersey
4 October -  Osaka, Zepp Namba, Japan
6 October - Tokyo, Zepp, Japan
7 October - Tokyo, Zepp, Japan

7 December - Liverpool, Liverpool Arena, UK
9  December London, O2 Arena, UK