JLS tour: how to get tickets for the Beat Again tour 2021 - and full list of UK tour dates including Newcastle Utilita Arena concert
Nearly seven years on from their initial split, Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and JB Gill announced that they'd be back on the road in a video posted to Twitter.
JLS - the boy band born of The X Factor and famous for hits like 'Everybody in Love' and 'One Shot' - announced they were reforming for a UK and Ireland tour in 2020.
Obviously, things didn’t pan out quite as expected, and the tour was pushed back in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now the long-awaited dates have been rescheduled for a 2021 run.
The Beat Again tour kicks off on 11 June in Belfast, before calling at places like Sheffield, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool, and winding up with a double header of big shows at The O2 Arena in London on 17 July.
But it’s obviously the group’s headline dates at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on 9 and 10 July that we're most excited about.
In terms of which tickets remain eligible for which dates, if you had tickets for JLS’ originally scheduled 21 November show, they are valid for 9 July, while tickets for the original 8 December performance are good for 10 July.
The full list of 2021 JLS tour dates is as follows:
11 June - BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast12 June - DUBLIN 3Arena14 June - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena15 June - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena16 June - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena18 June - LEEDS first direct Arena19 June - BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena21 June - HULL Bonus Arena22 June - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena23 June - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena25 June - SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena26 June - SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena28 June - BRIGHTON Centre29 June - BOURNEMOUTH BIC1 July - MANCHESTER Arena2 July - BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena3 July - BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena6 July - GLASGOW SSE Hydro7 July - GLASGOW SSE Hydro8 July - MANCHESTER Arena9 July - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Utilita Arena10 July - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Utilita Arena12 July - LONDON O2 Arena13 July - LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena14 July - LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena17 July - LONDON O2 Arena18 July - LONDON O2 Arena
The group first formed in 2006, and went on to become runners-up of the fifth series of the ITV reality talent show The X Factor in 2008, coming second to Alexandra Burke.
Their first two singles 'Beat Again' and 'Everybody in Love' both went to number one on the UK Singles Chart.
In April 2013, JLS released a statement on their website announcing that they would be splitting up after releasing a greatest hits collection and completing their final arena tour.
"We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys," they said at the time.
What might they play?
Since it's been seven years since the group last performed live, and their comeback dates are some nine months off at the time of writing, it's difficult to say just which tracks they'll be unearthing from the back catalogue.
Sure, hits like 'Everybody in Love' and 'Beat Again' are sure to be included, but what else can fans expect to hear?
According to setlist.fm, JLS' 'average' setlist in 2013 - the last year they actively toured - looked like this:
Hottest Girl in the World
Have Your Way
The Club Is Alive
Eyes Wide Shut
I Know What She Likes
Only Making Love
So Many Girls
Close to You
Crazy for You
Better for You
Take a Chance on Me
Hold Me Down
Umbrella (Rihanna cover)
Love You More
Treasure (Bruno Mars cover)
Do You Feel What I Feel
She Makes Me Wanna
End of the Road (Boyz II Men cover)
Everybody in Love
How can I get tickets?
To check whether your previously purchased tickets are eligible for the new dates, head to JLS’ website.
If you can't attend the new dates, you should contact your point of purchase.
To find out more information on tickets go to your ticket seller such as Ticketmaster, AXS or Live Nation.