Multi BRIT and MOBO Award winning boy band JLS announce four extra shows in Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Birmingham as part of their eagerly awaited ‘Beat Again’ UK and Ireland tour. Following the initial tour announcement pre-sale tickets for the shows have been astronomic with Aston, Marvin, Oritsé and JB now confirmed to take the ‘Beat Again’ tour across the UK and Ireland for a 21 date run.
The new dates include additional shows at Manchester Arena (19th November), Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (5th December), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (6th December) and Birmingham Resorts Arena (11th December).
Famed for their impressive live draw they have played London’s legendary O2 Arena a staggering sixteen times and selling over 1.4 million tickets in the UK alone. The tour kicks off at Dublin’s 3Arena on November 12th before heading to Belfast’s SSE Arena on November 13th.
JLS will then play shows at Brighton Centre (15/11), Bournemouth International Centre (16/11), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (18/11), Manchester Arena (19/11), Sheffield FlyDSA Arena (20/11), Newcastle Utilita Arena (21/11), Hull Bonus Arena (23/11), Leeds First Direct Arena (25/11), Glasgow The SSE Hydro (26/11), Manchester Arena (27/11), Birmingham Resorts World Arena (28/11), Liverpool M&S Bank Arena (30/11), London The O2 (01/12), Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (02/12), London The O2 (03/12), Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (02/12), London The O2 (03/12), Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (05/12), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (06/12), London The O2 (10/12) and closing at Birmingham Resorts World Arena on December 11th.
Speaking of their highly anticipated return JLS said “We are so excited to be working together as a group again. We’ve always been like family, and now we feel that this is the right time for us to get back on stage and perform in front of our loyal fans. Even though it’s been 7 years, you can be sure that it’s going to be as high energy as ever”.
Since the band’s inception in 2007, JLS reimagined the modern boyband and made their mark on British music through their inimitable soulful, RnB, pop sound underpinned by highly stylised choreography. Collectively JLS have amassed five Number One singles with their instantly recognisable chart hits ‘Beat Again’, ‘Everybody In Love’, ‘The Club Is Alive’, ‘Love You More’ and ‘She Makes Me Wanna’.
Having carved out their own niche as a mid-late noughties mainstay, the band return to the spotlight following a record breaking career. They sold over six million records and four multi-platinum albums and their self titled debut went straight to Number One and has since sold over a million copies in the UK.
The band are two time BRIT winners, having won Best British Breakthrough and Best British Single with ‘Beat Again’, which was also named the fastest selling debut single of 2009. As well as their huge commercial success and consistently dominating the pop charts, the band made a massive impact on urban music culture with five MOBO Awards and three Urban Music Award wins highlighting the astronomic affect their music had in resonating in both pop and RnB music realms.
The tour is an opportunity for JLS fans across the country to come together to enjoy the hits which have continuously soundtracked the British charts for seven years running.