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Find out where and when The Wanted, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jessie J, JLS, Ed Sheeran and all your favourite Capital FM artists will be touring in 2012.
Louis, Harry, Zayn, Niall and Liam are coming to a town near you in their first headline tour. In the 21-date tour, the One Direction boys will perform songs from their debut album released in November 2011, alongside "some of their favourite covers" as well as "a few surprises". One Direction will be performing at the following venues throughout January 2012: Bournemouth BIC (3rd January), Birmingham NIA Arena (4th January), Plymouth Pavilions (5th January), Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (7th January), Nottingham Royal Concert Hall-Matinee (7th January), Brighton Centre (8th January), London HMV Apollo (10th January), London HMV Apollo (11th January), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (13th January), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (14th January), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium-Matinee (14th January), Liverpool Echo Arena (15th January), Newcastle City Hall (17th January), Blackpool Opera House (18th January), Sheffield City Hall (20th January), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (21st January), London HMV Apollo (22nd January), Dublin 02 (24th January), Belfast Waterfront (25th January) and Belfast Waterfront (26th January). In a post on Twitter, Niall from One Direction wrote: "Had a look at the creative for our tour yesterday with our amazing producer!! sooooo exciting! gona be a sick show." He also promised that the group would try and incorporate their fans into the show as much as possible. Picture: PA Photos
After his show-opening performance at the first of our 2011 Jingle Bell Balls, Olly is busy rehearsing for his 2012 tour. The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer will play the following dates and venues: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (1st February), Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena (2nd February), London's O2 Arena (4th February), London's O2 Arena (5th February), Brighton Centre (7th February), Birmingham LG Arena (10th February), London Wembley Arena (11th February), Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (12th February), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (13th February), Bournemouth BIC (15th February), Manchester MEN Arena (18th February), Liverpool Echo Arena (19th February), Aberdeen ECC (21st February), AECC in Aberdeen (22nd February), Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (24th February), Glasgow SECC (25th February), Belfast Odyssey (28th February) and Dublin O2 (29th February). Picture: PA Photos
Following triumphant returns to both the 2011 Summertime and Jingle Bell Balls, Max, Nathan, Siva, Tom and Jay (AKA The Wanted) will be going it alone once more with a 2012 tour. The boys will be playing the following dates and venues: Nottingham Capital FM Arena (15th February), Manchester MEN Arena (17th February), Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (18th February), Cardiff Arena (23rd February), Newcastle Metro Arena (25th February), Birmingham LG Arena (1st March) and London 02 Arena (3rd March). Picture: Danny North
The former Pussycat Dolls star, 2011 Summertime Ball star and The X Factor USA judge will play three dates across the country in February 2012. The tour kicks off at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 19th February, before calling at the Apollo in Manchester on 22nd February and Birmingham's Academy the following night (23rd February). Nicole re-released her debut solo album 'Killer Love' on 14th November 2011, which included her latest single 'Try With Me'. The album also features a 50 Cent remix of the song 'Right There'. PA Photos
The 'Earthquake' singer will play eleven dates in February and March 2012, kicking off in Birmingham on 23rd February. Other gigs are scheduled for venues in Liverpool (24th February), Bristol (1st March) and London (5th October). Labrinth has enjoyed chart success recently with the Tinie Tempah-featuring single 'Earthquake' and is currently working on his debut solo album. The rapper is originally from Hackney, East London and shot to fame as the producer of Tinie's smash-hit 'Pass Out'. He is also producing the rapper's second album. Labrinth's UK tour dates are: Birmingham, HMV Institute Library (23rd February), Liverpool, O2 Academy (24th February), Manchester Academy 2 (25th February), Glasgow, O2 ABC2 (26th February), Leeds, Metropolitan University (28th February) Oxford, O2 Academy (29th February), Bristol, O2 Academy (1st March), Cardiff, University Solus (2nd March), Norwich, Waterfront (4th March), London, Koko (5th March) and Brighton, Concorde (8th March). Picture: Danny North
2011 Jingle Bell Ball star Jason Derulo is heading to the UK in February 2012 as part of his 'Future History' world tour. He will play the following dates and venues: LG Arena, Birmingham (24th February), Sheffield Arena (25th February), Cardiff Arena (27th February), Wembley Arena, London (1st March), Manchester Arena (2nd March) and Newcastle Arena (3rd March).
Nero have announced a new headlining tour of the UK starting in March 2012. The dubstep duo will embark on their 'Second Reality' tour starting on 8th March with a performance at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Their debut album 'Welcome Reality' topped the UK album chart back in August 2011 and has so far spawned five singles including 'Promises', 'Guilt' and 'Crush On You'. Nero completed their first headlining tour of the UK last month and supported Tinie Tempah on his autumn 2011 arena tour. Nero's full UK tour dates are as follows: Newcastle, O2 Academy (8th March), Leeds, O2 Academy (9th March), Liverpool, Liverpool University (10th March), Bristol, Motion (13th March), Leicester, O2 Academy (15th March), Manchester, Academy (16th March), Southampton, Guildhall (17th March), Birmingham, HMV Institute (18th March), Glasglow, O2 ABC (19th March), Dublin, Academy (21st March), Cardiff, University Great Hall (22nd March), Norwich, UEA (23rd March) and Brixton, O2 Academy (24th March).
The 'Swagger Jagger' singer will embark on a 12-date tour across the country to promote her new album 'Sticks + Stones', which was released in 2011. Cher kicks off the extensive tour with a performance at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkstone on 29th March and will wrap up the series at Nottingham’s Rock City venue on 12th April. Full UK tour dates are as follows: Folkstone, Leas Cliff Hall (29th March), Norwich, U.E.A. (30th March), Leeds, O2 Academy (31st March), Glasgow, O2 ABC (2nd April), Newcastle, O2 Academy (3rd April), Liverpool, O2 Academy (4th April), Manchester, Academy (6th April), Birmingham, HMV Institute (7th April), London, IndigO2 (8th April), Bristol, O2 Academy (10th April), Bournemouth, O2 Academy (11th April), Nottingham and Rock City (12th April), Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre (14th April) and London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (15th April).
The 'Take A Chance On Me' stars have promised fans a spectacular show for their 'Jukebox' tour in 2012. JLS will play the following dates and venues: Birmingham LG Arena (Friday 16th March), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (Monday 19th March), Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (Tuesday 20th March), London O2 Arena (Friday 23rd March), London O2 Arena (Saturday 24th March), Nottingham Capital FM Arena (Tuesday 27th March), Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (Wednesday 28th March), Manchester MEN Arena (Friday 30th March), Newcastle Arena (Sunday 1st April), Manchester MEN Arena (Friday 20th April), London O2 Arena (Saturday 21st April) and Glasgow Braehead Arena (Tuesday 24th April). Picture: Danny North
US star Drake is bringing his 'Club Paradise Tour' to the UK in March/April 2012. The 'Headlines' singer released latest album 'Take Care' in November 2011 featuring collaborations with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and more. Find details of venues and dates including additional dates added since the announcement.
2011 was a huge year for Example, with his single 'Changed The Way You Kiss Me' hitting the No. 1 spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40, and new album 'Playing In The Shadows' topping the album chart. 2012 will see the London rapper perform at the following venues: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (20th April), Newcastle Arena (21st April), Glasgow SECC (22nd April), Aberdeen AECC (24th April), Nottingham's Capital FM Arena (26th April), London's O2 Arena (27th April), Manchester MEN Arena (28th April), Bournemouth BIC (30th April) and Birmingham NIA (1st May). Picture: Richard Johnson
Following her amazing performance at the 2011 Jingle Bell Ball, Emeli Sande will embark on a UK headline tour. The 'Daddy' singer releases 'Our Version Of Events' in February 2011 and will head out for nine shows in April to support the record. Emeli will kick start the tour at the UEA in Norwich on the 4th April before climaxing with a night at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 16th April. The Scottish star has also lined up a hometown performance at Aberdeen's Music Hall on the 6th April. Follow the link below for a full list of Emeli Sande's 2012 tour dates and venues.
Professor Green will embark on a full tour of the UK in April 2012. The 'Read All About It' rapper has announced a ten-date run across the country starting off in Glasgow at the O2 Academy on 23rd April. The London rap artist will head on to perform shows in Leicester, Leeds and Cardiff before rounding off the tour with a gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton on 5th May. 'Never Be A Right Time' will be the next single to be released from Professor Green's new album 'At Your Inconvenience'. See a full list of tour dates and venues on the link below.
Wretch 32 will follow up his 2011 debut autumn tour with another outing in May 2012, it's been announced. The 'Don't Go' rapper will embark on the ten-date jaunt to cover parts of the country he has previously missed. His biggest tour to date will kick off at the Pyramid in Portsmouth on 8th May before finishing at The Stannery in Falmouth on the 19th May. During the dates he will head north to Middlesbrough and also play at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. The rapper has promised his fans "mayhem " at the events. See the full list of tours and dates on the link below.
Coldplay added extra dates to their 2012 UK Stadium tour after initial tickets sold out soon after they were announced. The 'Paradise' band added a third show at London's Emriates Stadium on 4th June and an additional show at Eithad Stadium in Manchester on 10th June. See the full list of dates and venues on the link below.
Following an epic 2011 tour schedule, Rihanna has announced details of her only UK performance of 2012. The 'We Found Love' star will headline the Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park on 8th July. Rihanna said: "I'm so excited to be headlining Wireless next year! My UK fans rock and I can't wait to see them at Hyde Park!" In 2011 the singer toured Europe on her 'Loud' tour, and sold over 320,000 tickets for her UK dates, which included ten nights at the O2 Arena in London, before returning there to headline the second show of the 2011 Jingle Bell Ball. Find out which acts have been confirmed to join Rihanna at the Wireless Festival in 2012.
MOBO nominee Adele let the news slip of her 2012 tour while on stage at a show in London during her current sold-our tour. "This is the last time you'll catch me at a venue like this," Adele told the crowd. "These will be my last theatre dates as I'm moving on to arenas. I'll be at the O2 in February." After the announcement many supporters started to boo and jeer but Adele promised fans the same experience from her bigger tour dates. "Too many people want to see my shows. I have to," the 'Someone Like You' singer explained. "Don't worry, I'll still get into the crowd and everything. You know I don't like all that arena sh*t!" Adele has yet to announce official dates and information on tickets but keep it Capital for more updates.
Dates and venues are yet to be confirmed but Lady Gaga has more than hinted that her next world tour will be a mammoth two year journey across the globe! "I'll be touring all over the world and I'm already planning. The mammouth tour is set to begin early next year," the singer has said. Chatting to perezhilton.com recently Gaga explained; "It's time for another marathon. If you're running a marathon and you're about to cross the finish line you don't say, 'Oh once I cross it, it's over".
The 'Price Tag' singer has confirmed that she will embark on a tour in 2012. Asked during a webchat by a fan if she would be touring next year, Jessie J replied: "Yes I will be doing a tour next year. Bigger and better venues hopefully and more people to sing a long." The star's most recent 'Heartbeat' tour saw her perform mid-sized venues across the UK, so speculation is sure to grow that the singer may step up to arenas in 2012.