Calling all Snow Patrol fans! Recently we sent our Caroline over to London to check out a Snow Patrol showcase performance in Sherpherd's Bush Empire where they debuted some new material. Caroline came back with nothing but glowing reports. Well, now you'll have your chance too to check out what it is that Snow Patrol have been working on all this time as the band have announced the release date for their new album, as well as confirming some live dates in Ireland!

The sixth Snow Patrol album - Fallen Empires - will be released on 11th November. The 14 track collection, Gary Lightbody said, is a departure from their previous work and takes considerable cues from the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire. Colour us interested!

You'll have a chance to see all these changes for yourself when Lightbody and co. take to the stage in Dublin's O2 on 21st January next and in Belfast two days later at the Odyssey on 23rd September. Tickets for the O2 are priced at €44.05 and the Odyssey at £33. Tickets are on sale this Friday.