Little Mix have announced their UK tour dates.

The 'Move' hitmakers - Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - will embark on a 14-date tour in support of their second studio album 'Salute', which will kick off in Birmingham on May 16, 2014.

The band were in the Midlands, north west England, this weekend where they performed at the Free Radio Live 2013 alongside The Saturdays, Olly Murs and Pixie Lott.

The girls - who were catapulted to the spotlight on 'X Factor' UK in 2011 - previously said they have grown as singers and songwriters since they made their debut record 'DNA' in 2012.

Jesy said: ''I would just say it's a lot more mature and more R&B. It's just really cool.''

Jade added: ''The first album will always be special because it was our first, but I think this one is better. I think our voices have improved, I think we've improved as writers. I'm excited for people to hear it.''

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, December 6.

Little Mix UK Tour dates 2014:

May 16 - Birmingham LG Arena

May 17 - Newcastle Arena

May 19 - Edinburgh Usher Hall

May 20 - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

May 23 - Liverpool Echo Arena

May 24 - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

May 25 - London O2 Arena

May 27 - Manchester O2 Apollo

May 30 - Plymouth Pavilions

May 31 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

June 2 - Blackpool Opera House

June 4 - Bournemouth BIC

June 5 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

June 6 - Brighton Centre Friday