Australian dance act Pendulum will headline its first U.K. arena shows in May 2010 as part of a major tour promoting its new Atlantic album, provisionally titled "Immersion."

The band played a series of European festival shows in summer 2009, including Glastonbury, Download and V, following the success of its sophomore album "In Silico" (Atlantic), which peaked at No. 2 on the Official Charts Co. albums list in May 2008.

The 11-date U.K. and Ireland tour kicks off May 17 in Belfast’s Ulster Hall; the band plays Wembley Arena May 28 and Cardiff Arena May 29. Tickets go on sale through www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk Dec. 4, priced £22.50 ($37.31), except Belfast (£21.50/$35.68) and the May 18 Dublin Olympia show (€30/$45.21).

According to Atlantic, the band has sold more than one million albums to date.

In a statement, the band's leader Rob Swire said the new album has been two years in the making, adding: "I'm more excited about this record than anything we've ever done. We've been lucky enough to collaborate with some of our idols, played live alongside some of the biggest names in rock and electronic music, and finally set up a permanent studio in London. We've learnt so much during the process and this next record really does feel like a culmination of all those experiences."