James Arthur announces first UK headline tour dates

07/10/13

James Arthur

X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur has announced his debut UK and European headline tour for early 2014.

The dates, which start in January, include two hometown shows at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

The first show is at the Regent in Ipswich and is followed by performances in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

The tour follows the announcement that his new single You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You will be released on 20 October.

The singer's new track is taken from his self-titled debut album, which features production from Naughty Boy among others and will be released on 4 November.

James Arthur

Talking on the set of his video shoot for You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You, the singer said he thought Simon Cowell hadn't seen much of the show and that he thought the X Factor boss was "surprised" by what a good singer he was.

James Arthur's debut single, Impossible, is the biggest-selling X Factor single to date and was nominated in the British single of the year at this year's Brit Awards.

During his first headline tour, the singer will also play dates across Europe.

Tickets for James Arthur's UK shows go on general sale from 10am on 11 October.

The dates for James Arthur's 2014 tour are as follows:

Regent, Ipswich - 5 January 2014

Cliff Pavilion, Southend - 6

St David's Hall, Cardiff - 7

Usher Hall, Edinburgh - 9

Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow - 10

Empire, Liverpool - 11

City Hall, Sheffield - 13

Guildhall, Portsmouth - 14

Eventim Apollo, London - 15

Pavilions, Plymouth - 17

Colston Hall, Bristol - 18

New Theatre, Oxford - 19

O2 Academy, Leeds -21

O2 Apollo, Manchester- 22

Town Hall, Middlesbrough- 24

Town Hall, Middlesbrough- 25

Opera House, Blackpool - 26

Royal Centre, Nottingham - 28

City Hall, Newcastle - 29

Civic Hall, Wolverhampton - 30

Waterfront, Belfast - 1 February

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