CALIFORNIA acoustic duo This Wild Life have announced a UK and European co-headline tour with William Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard) this month and next.

This will be their first trip to these shores in more than two years and a first chance to hear songs from their recently released third album “Petaluma”. The tour kicks off in Paris on January 21.

This Wild Life has spent the summer performing on the main stage of the full final run of the iconic Vans Warped Tour in the US, bringing their giant sunflowers and sunshine-drenched acoustic stylings to the masses.

With “Petaluma”, Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso made the mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter and more up-tempo than their second album, “Low Tides”.

Everything on the record is created with an instrument that can be played live and the pair’s approach this time around resulted in some of their most honest and explorative songwriting to date.

The band’s tour takes in Newcastle Think Tank on Tuesday, January 29.