9th September 2011
This year's X Factor contest has only just got started, with the auditions still being shown weekly on ITV. However, next year's X Factor Live tour dates have already been announced and tickets are due to go on general sale tomorrow - Saturday 10th September. Fans are being advised to book early to ensure they catch their favourite acts when the finalists go on tour in 2012.
X Factor Live tour dates have so far been announced in 13 cities across the UK and Ireland. The 2012 tour is scheduled to get underway with two shows at Manchester Evening News Arena on Saturday 25th February. From there the tour will continue around the UK and Ireland with further shows planned for: Liverpool Echo Arena (27th Feb), Nottingham Arena (29th Feb), Wembley Arena (4th Mar), Dublin O2 (6th Mar), Belfast Odyssey Arena (9th Mar), Aberdeen AECC (13th Mar), Glasgow SECC (17th Mar), Newcastle Arena (19th Mar), Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (21st Mar), Birmingham LG Arena (25th Mar), Brighton Centre (26th Mar), London O2 Arena (31st Mar) and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (3rd Apr).
During the live tour contestants will perform classic songs and viewer's favourites from the TV series.
Tickets to see the X Factor Live tour will go on general sale at 9am on Saturday 10th September.