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Ben Haenow announces 2016 UK tour

The reigning X Factor champ will also return to the show this weekend.

Ben Haenow
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Reigning X Factor champion Ben Haenow has announced a headline tour for 2016.

Ahead of his return to The X Factor this weekend to perform his new single Second Hand Heart live for the first time, Ben has revealed that he will be hitting the road in April 2016 for a series of live dates. The tour kicks off in Norwich on 7th April and will see Ben playing shows around the country including London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Manchester Academy, Birmingham O2 Institute and Newcastle O2 Academy before coming to a close on 27th April at Hull City Hall.

Talking about the tour Ben said, “I literally cannot wait to get out there and see you guys on tour. Performing live is what I love and what I have been looking forward to the most. I promise it will be a show to remember. Hopefully coming to a city near you!”

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Ben will release his self-titled debut album on 13th November 2015. For the album he’s been working with top writers including Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), JR Rotem (Rihanna, Maroon 5), Julian Bunetta (One Direction) and Steve Robson (Take That, Olly Murs).

The full list of dates for 2016 is:

07.04 – Norwich – UEA
08.04 – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion
09.04 – Oxford – O2 Academy
11.04 – Bournemouth – O2 Academy
12.04 – Bristol – O2 Academy
13.04 – London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
15.04 – Manchester – Academy
16.04 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
17.04 – Glasgow – O2 ABC
19.04 – Croydon – Fairfield Halls
20.04 – Ipswich – Regent
21.04 – Birmingham – O2 Institute
23.04 – Sheffield – O2 Academy
24.04 – Liverpool – O2 Academy
26.04 – Leeds – O2 Academy
27.04 – Hull – City Hall

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