Metal group HIM have announced details of a farewell tour .

The band will play a gig at London Roundhouse on December 17 - the final stop on their UK leg.

They revealed their split on social media on Monday March 5 saying: "After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course.

"Adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored.

"We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you."

The announcement drew huge reaction from fans who expressed their disappointment at the news.

HIM formed in 1991 and went on to produce eight studio albums as well as becoming one of Finland's biggest acts of all time plus winning over a legion of fans.

Their trademark logo, the "Teartagram" has become an iconic visual for both the band and their fans, as they took on a new genre of music defined as "love metal".

The UK leg of the tour will also see performances in Glasgow, Nottingham and Manchester.

They are also planning on US dates as well as shows in their homeland Finland.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday March 9 and they are priced at £34.70 you can get them from Ticketmaster here .

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