Plan B announces UK tour dates


Plan B
Image caption Plan B has announced a UK arena tour in 2013

Rapper Plan B has announced the details of an 11-date UK tour in 2013.

The tour is due to start in February.

The 28-year-old will start his tour at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena, before heading to Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Birmingham, London's O2 Arena, Brighton and finishing off in Plymouth.

Earlier this year, Plan B launched his iLL Manors album with a gig in a car park in South London.

A film with the same name, and also his directorial debut, was also released earlier this summer.

The star, whose real name is Ben Drew, is also currently starring in The Sweeney alongside Ray Winstone.

As well as performing at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, the musician was one of a number of artists taking part in Radio 1's Hackney Academy. The Academy was a three-week project which featured coaching sessions aimed at teenagers who live in and around the area.

The February tour dates are as follows:

01 - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

02 - Manchester Arena

04 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

05 - Nottingham Capital FM Arena

07 - Bournemouth International Centre

08 - Birmingham LG Arena

09 - London O2 Arena

11 - Brighton Centre

12 - Plymouth Pavilions

14 - Glasgow S.E.C.C.

15 - Aberdeen Exhibition Centre