DAVID Gray will be embarking on a 17-date tour of the UK next year to promote his new album, Gold In A Brass Age.

The record will be available on March 8 just ahead of his the singer-songwriter's live shows.

That includes a gig at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on March 22 and Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall on March 26.

Gold In A Brass Age will be Gray’s eleventh album in a career that spans more than 25 years, several Brit and Grammy nominations, and three number one UK albums, including the multi-platinum White Ladder.

Lead single, The Sapling, is out now while the record as a whole is said to be inspired by the 50-year-old's fascination with the natural world.

He said: “With this album, my default position was to do everything differently. I was keen to get away from narrative. Instead of writing melodies, I looked for phrases with a natural cadence, so that the rhythm began with the words. I reimagined where a song might spring from."

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 9, or you can get them from Monday by pre-ordering the album. Visit davidgray.com