Mariah Carey to bring All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour to UK

Carey will bring her Christmas concert to the Manchester Arena
Carey will bring her Christmas concert to the Manchester Arena

Mariah Carey is set to bring her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour to the UK for the first time.

The multiple Grammy-winning singer, whose festive track is a holiday classic, will return to Great Britain in December for two performances of her special Christmas show - her only gigs in Europe.

Carey will bring her Christmas concert to the Manchester Arena on December 10 and London's O2 Arena on December 11.

All I Want For Christmas Is You was the lead single from Carey's festive album Merry Christmas in 1994 and has become a staple song in the holiday period.

The song missed out on a UK number one that year when it was pipped to the post by East 17's Stay Another Day but is her best-selling single in the country because of its continued popularity.

The album has sold 14 million copies worldwide.

Carey has also enjoyed huge global success with self-penned tracks including Always Be My Baby, Hero, Fantasy, Touch My Body and We Belong Together. and has sold 220 million records worldwide.

She was recently the subject of a docu-series, Mariah's World, on E!

After her UK dates she will return to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, where she has enjoyed a long residency.

Carey split from her fiance James Packer in 2016 and she has since been engaged in a romance with dancer Bryan Tanaka.

Tickets for the All I Want For Christmas Is You tour go on sale on September 8 at www.livenation.co.uk.