Almost eight months since Blur pulled out of Big Day Out, front man Damon Albarn has announced he will make his debut Australian solo performance at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 15 December.

Albarn, also of Gorillaz fame, will perform songs from his latest album Everyday Robots, as well as a number of fan favourites from his extensive back catalogue.

Accompanying Albarn down under will be his new live band The Heavy Seas, a string quartet and six member choir.

Tickets will become available on Friday 11 July at 9am through the Sydney Opera House, with details of a Melbourne show to be announced soon.