Former X Factor finalists One Direction announce tour

One Direction

Last year's X Factor finalists One Direction have announced their first UK tour.

What Makes You Beautiful, the group's debut single, is the fastest-selling record of the year. The song spent a week at number one in September.

The band will play 24 dates starting at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton on 21 December.

Harry, Liam, Niall, Louis and Zayn posted a video on their website saying they were "very excited".

The full dates are:

Civic Hall, Wolverhampton - 21 December

Manchester 02 Apollo, Manchester - 22

Manchester 02 Apollo, Manchester (Matinee Show) - 23

Manchester 02 Apollo, Manchester (Evening Show) - 23

International Arena, Bournemouth - 3 January

NIA Arena, Birmingham - 4

Pavilions, Plymouth - 5

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (Matinee Show) - 7

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (Evening show) - 7

Brighton Centre, Brighton - 8

London HMV Apollo, London - 10

London HMV Apollo, London - 11

Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow - 13

Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (Matinee show) - 14

Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (Evening show) - 14

Echo Arena, Liverpool - 15

City Hall, Newcastle - 17

Opera House, Blackpool - 18

City Hall, Sheffield - 20

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff - 21

London HMV Apollo, London - 22

The 02, Dublin - 24

The Waterfront, Belfast - 25

The Waterfront, Belfast - 26

Tickets go on general sale on Saturday 1 October.