POP band The Vamps will play Bournemouth this autumn.

To mark the 10th an anniversary of their debut album, Meet The Vamps, the outfit will perform at the 02 Academy.

The date forms part of a UK tour and which will call at the Boscombe venue on Wednesday, September 18.

The band said: “We had to do something special for the anniversary, and we thought a tour to celebrate this milestone is the perfect way to do this. Over the past few years it's been amazing being able to reflect on our time as a band and the journey we have been on.

“Now, going right back to where it all began - ‘Meet The Vamps’ - we owe a lot to that album! You [the fans] just got it and got us, and since then it's been a dream ride! We can’t thank you enough, see you on tour!”

The band formed in 2012 and features James Brittain-McVey who grew up in Wimborne.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday, June 7 from thevamps.net/dates.