Courtney Love has announced UK tour dates.

The 49-year-old singer hasn't played in Britain since Hole - which she formed in 1989 with Eric Erlandson - toured in 2010 and has thanked fans for their ''patience'' before announcing the eight dates on which she'll take to the stage in May.

She wrote on Facebook: ''UK, Thanks for your patience! Here we go!!!''

The blonde beauty will kick off the series of gigs with two shows at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on May 11 and 12 before taking to the stage in Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow and Nottingham and will be supported by White Miles on all dates.

The tour comes after Courtney, who struggled with drug addiction in the past, admitted she wants a ''second chance'' after seeing how stars including 'Sherlock Holmes' actor Robert Downey Jr. and 'Orange is the New Black' actress Natasha Lyonne have put their problems behind them to enjoy further career success.

She previously said: ''Listen, if Natasha Lyonne can burn down a house and Robert can go to prison for two years, I deserve a second chance. I know there is hope for me.''

Courtney's tour dates are as follows:

London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - May 11, 12

Manchester Academy - May 13

Glasgow O2 Academy - May 15

Leeds O2 Academy - May 16

Birmingham O2 Academy - May 18

Bristol O2 Academy - May 19

Nottingham Rock City - May 20