Having recently announced details of their eagerly anticipated new album 'A Celebration of Endings', Biffy Clyro have revealed details of their first full-scale UK arena tour since 2016.

Called "the champions of stadium rock", the band plan to start the tour with two huge shows in Scotland, and Birmingham is an autumn stop on the published schedule.

But the shadow of the coronavirus crisis means ticket sales for the tour, which were supposed to start this month, have been delayed.

In a statement from the band says: "Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to delay ticket sales for the UK, European and Australian tours until a later date.

We are still very much looking forward to the tour and while the dates and venues remain unaffected, we feel the time isn't right to make tickets available."

A spokesman said of the planned tour: "The news follows the release of two very different songs from the new album. The apocalyptic synths and bombastic beats of lead track 'Instant History' demonstrates the band's continuing evolution, while the instant gratification track 'End Of' presents a mix of their visceral roots and their ongoing flair for unpredictability."

The spokesman added: "The reaction demonstrates that Biffy Clyro remain at the top of the powers. 'Instant History' was premiered as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World and was added straight to Radio 1's B-list. It also went straight to the A-list at Absolute, Radio X and Virgin. And then 'End Of' was premiered by Zane Lowe at Beats 1."

The Birmingham Arena date is down for September 30.