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James Arthur has announced details of a forthcoming UK arena tour.
The new tour kicks off in Cardiff on Wednesday 4 March 2020, before heading to London, Birmingham, Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester.
The announcement coincides with the news that Arthur’s brand new studio album YOU is set to be released on 18 October 2019.
Pre-order James Arthur’s new album You before 15:00 Tuesday 10 September 2019 from his official store to access the presale for this tour.
Fans will be emailed a link with a unique code before the presale begins.
The presale begins at 10:00 on Wednesday 11 September 2019.
The follow up to 2016’s Back from the Edge, YOU will be the musician’s third studio album.
The 15-track LP will be released on 18 October 2019 and features guest appearances from Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Taking Back Sunday lead vocalist Adam Lazzara.
Talking about the new record, James comments: “I have called the album YOU as unlike Back from the Edge which was autobiographical, my third album is not about me, it’s about YOU“.
Three singles from the album have been released so far; Naked, Empty Space and Falling Like The Stars.
The wildly successful performer first came to widespread acclaim and attention in 2012, after winning the ninth series of the Simon Cowell led talent show The X Factor.
After winning the show, James released his debut self-titled studio album which debuted at No.2 on the Official UK Albums Chart. The record contains the hit singles Impossible and You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You.
After taking a break from the spotlight, the musician returned in 2016 to release his second studio album Back from the Edge. The album spawned the huge hit single Say You Won’t Let Go, which has achieved multi-platinum status in countries such as the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
In total, James Arthur has sold more than 25 million records across the globe and his songs have been streamed more than 3 billion times.
Last year the musician collaborated with Anne-Marie, with their reworking of Rewrite The Stars from the hit film The Greatest Showman becoming a global streaming sensation.
The musician will preview songs from his new album YOU on the You – Up Close and Personal this October.
Following that run of shows, the musician will hit the road again in March 2020 on a nationwide arena tour.
Here are James Arthur’s upcoming UK tour dates:
3 October 2019 – Middlesbrough Empire
4 October 2019 – Middlesbrough Empire
6 October 2019 – Regent Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent
8 October 2019 – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend
9 October 2019 – O2 Apollo Manchester
11 October 2019 – Bonus Arena, Hull
12 October 2019 – O2 Academy Birmingham
14 October 2019 – O2 City Hall Newcastle
15 October 2019 – City Hall, Sheffield
17 October 2019 – Forum, Bath
19 October 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
20 October 2019 – Solent Hall, Bournemouth
22 October 2019 – Hexagon, Reading
23 October 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
25 October 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
26 October 2019 – Sands Centre, Carlisle
28 October 2019 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool
29 October 2019 – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Newly announced 2020 arena tour:
4 March 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
5 March 2020 – The O2, London
7 March 2020 – Arena Birmingham
8 March 2020 – Brighton Centre
10 March 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
11 March 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
12 March 2020 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
14 March 2020 – Manchester Arena
Following the presale, tickets for the newly announced 2020 shows will be available from 10:00 Friday 13 September 2019. Last remaining tickets for his 2019 tour are on sale now. Grab all through Ticketmaster.co.uk