Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn is to become a father.
The news was announced on the band's website ahead of the upcoming North American tour.
Bangor-born Jonny, who married his Norwegian wife Marianne in Oslo in August 2008, is currently on paternity leave.
He will be replaced by the band's friend and touring member, Richard Colburn, from Belle and Sebastian.
The North American tour kicks off over the weekend with three shows in California and then heads to Portland next week to begin a 14-date joint headline tour with Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds.
Jonny is the first member of Snow Patrol to become a dad. He proposed to Marianne at the band's first Ward Park gig in 2007.