THE PDC World Series of Darts will enjoy two new destinations in 2019 as Cologne and Hamilton host the sport's top players alongside events in Las Vegas, Brisbane and Melbourne.

The World Series of Darts enjoyed a brilliant year in 2018, including a world record crowd of 20,210 fans for the German Darts Masters in Gelsenkirchen.

Next year, the tournament will revert to a two-day event and be held at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne on July 12-13, as eight top PDC players take on eight leading German aces.

That tournament will follow the US Darts Masters on July 4-5, as the sport's stars return to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas.

The action at the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort will begin with the North American Championship, before the two-day World Series of Darts event sees PDC stars take to the stage.

A treble-header in August will then see the stars head Down Under for events in Brisbane, Melbourne and New Zealand, where Hamilton will host a PDC tournament for the first time.

The three events will begin on August 9-10 at the BCEC with the Brisbane Darts Masters, which first welcomed the World Series of Darts in 2018.

The third staging of the Melbourne Darts Masters will then take place on August 16-17 at the Hisense Arena, before the World Series crosses the Tasman Sea to New Zealand.

Hamilton's Claudelands Arena will host the NZ Darts Masters on August 23-24, with a new destination in New Zealand following four successful years in Auckland.

The international events will be followed from November 1-3 by the World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam, as 24 players contest the season-ending tournament at AFAS Live.

"Following the success of our 2018 World Series of Darts events, this is an exciting schedule for 2019 which will take the world's top players around the globe," said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

"The German Darts Masters kicked off this year's action with a world record crowd and we're expecting huge interest once again with our first event in Cologne.

"It's also great to be able to take the World Series to Hamilton, with the sport growing in popularity year-on-year in New Zealand, while established destinations in Australia and Las Vegas are a great place to see the biggest names in darts live."

Travel packages from the UK for the World Series of Darts Festival in Las Vegas will be available in due course, with information to be posted at www.pdc.tv/vegas. Ticket-only options will also be available.

Tickets for the German Darts Masters are available now through www.eventim.de/german-darts-masters.

Ticket information for the Brisbane Darts Masters and Melbourne Darts Masters will be available in due course, with fans able to register for information via www.ticketek.com.au/darts.

Tickets for the NZ Darts Masters will go on sale in January through www.ticketek.co.nz/darts.

Tickets for the 2019 World Series of Darts Finals are available now through www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets.

2019 PDC World Series of Darts
US Darts Masters – July 4-5, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
German Darts Masters – July 12-13, LANXESS Arena, Cologne
Brisbane Darts Masters – August 9-10, BCEC, Brisbane
Melbourne Darts Masters – August 16-17, Hisense Arena, Melbourne
NZ Darts Masters – August 23-24, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
World Series of Darts Finals - November 1-3, AFAS Live, Amsterdam