Plan B has announced his first UK tour in almost six years.

Plan B aka Ben Drew

Plan B aka Ben Drew

The 'Deepest Shame' hitmaker has chosen intimate venues to perform songs from his forthcoming LP 'Heaven Before Hell Breaks Loose' - the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's 'Ill Manors' - and his critically-acclaimed back catalogue.

The tour kicks off in Manchester on April 26, before stopping off in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southend and Bristol.

The run will conclude on May 3 at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

The tour announcement comes after the 'Love Goes Down' hitmaker revealed after settling down and purchasing his first house, he developed a knack for creating and recycling his own furniture and has an addiction to bidding for items on reselling site eBay.

He said recently: "I bought a house, got really into interior design, got addicted to eBay, start buying sh*t, up-cycling it and turning it into kitchen units."

The rapper - whose real name is Ben Drew - confessed he felt "spiritually lost" after he released 'Ill Manors' and the film of the same name.

The 33-year-old musician, actor and film director - who shot to fame with the hit 2010 song 'She Said' - had been out of the limelight since 2012 after have a baby girl , until he made his comeback in June this year, with new single, 'In The Name Of Man'.

Ben completely lost contact with his family and friends after becoming famous.

And during his five-year break, he gave himself the time to rekindle with his close ones and to take in his whirlwind career.

He said previously: "I felt spiritually lost it the end of 'Ill Manors'.

"I hadn't seen my family really since 2009. Certain friendships were just completely dissolving. I'd always felt like I was fighting to be taken seriously, fighting for recognition, and suddenly I had it all and I thought 's*** I've got nothing to fight for.

"I took three years off to reconnect with my friends, my family and read books.

"When was the last time I read a book? Finally I was in a position to look back and make sense of what had happened."

Tickets will be available to fans as pre-sale on November 15 and on general sale on November 17 from

Plan B's 2018 tour dates are as follows:

April 26th, Manchester, Apollo

April 27th, Birmingham, O2 Academy

April 28th, Glasgow, O2 Academy

April 29th, Newcastle, O2 Academy

May 1st, Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

May 2nd, Bristol, Colston Hall

May 3rd, London, O2 Academy Brixton

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