It's been quite a while since Snow Patrol released an album, but it looks like at least some of their members are gearing up for new activity.

Frontman Gary Lightbody has just announced a solo acoustic gig in Belfast this December, after spending time on a solo jaunt down the west coast of America in recent times.

He'll play an all-seated gig at the Waterfront Hall on Tuesday, December 22nd.

Tickets are on sale from usual outlets - as well as in-person at the Ulster Hall Box Office and via - this Friday at 9am.