James Arthur announces UK tour for 2017: "I promise to bring serious energy to the stage"

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Former X Factor winner James Arthur has announced a 14-date tour of the UK.

James Arthur announces UK tour for 2017

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The singer-songwriter, 28, has announced he'll hit the road in March 2017 in support of his new album Back From The Edge, but before that he'll play three smaller gigs in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

"It's amazing to finally get out there and perform this new album to not only my loyal and patient fanbase, but also hopefully some new fans as well. I promise to bring some serious energy to this stage for you all," he said.

The full dates are:

20.12.16 – London, Koko
21.12.16 – Birmingham, Institute
22.12.16 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

6.3.17 – Norwich, UEA
7.3.17 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9.3.17 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
10.3.17 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
11.3.17 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
13.3.17 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
14.3.17 – Leciester, De Montfort Hall
16.3.17 – Plymouth, Pavilions
17.3.17 – Bounremouth, O2 Academy
18.3.17 – Cardiff, St Davids Hall
20.3.17 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
23.3.17 – Bristol, O2 Academy
24.3.17 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
25.3.17 – Leeds, O2 Academy

The three dates in December are already sold out, while tickets for the March 2017 tour go on sale from Friday, 4 November at 9.30am.


James took a hiatus from the music industry in 2014 but returned this summer with the chart-topping single 'Say You Won't Let Go', which was the UK number one for three consecutive weeks.

The star has just been re-signed to Simon Cowell's Syco Records, after previously being dropped from the Syco deal he earned by winning X Factor.

"It's a huge compliment," he said on ITV's Lorraine.

"I guess they saw that I turned my life around and the single has done so well without any promo, any airplay, any radio, and we talked about it previously, potentially working together again, but that idea was kind of a bit of a fairytale.

"Then what happened, happened, and thanks to my fan base, the song has done amazingly well and Syco wanted to be involved again and I just thought that story was too good to pass up.

"I'm a sucker for that kind of thing and when the history books are written and all is said and done, people will say 'I was the one guy that they came back for' and that is testament to my music and that makes me proud."

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