String of star names announced Sheffield tour dates

The Vamps, pictured backstage at Sheffield Arena in June, are back at the venue with a headline show on April 14, 2016. Picture: Glenn Ashley.
The Vamps, pictured backstage at Sheffield Arena in June, are back at the venue with a headline show on April 14, 2016. Picture: Glenn Ashley.

With festival season out of the way, thoughts turn to tours – and a string of top artists have announced they are hitting the road with dates in Sheffield.

Teen favourites The Vamps, former The X Factor winner Leona Lewis and singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner are among those who have this week announced nationwide tours in the coming months.

The Vamps – Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans – have announced a new single, Wake Up, ahead of their second album in November, as well as an arena tour next year.

Wake Up, the single, is released on Friday, October 2, followed by the album of the same name on Friday, November 27.

The Sheffield Arena show is set for Thursday, April 14. Tickets, priced from £9.50, will go on sale from www.axs.com on Saturday, November 7, at 10am.

And Leona Lewis has announced her first UK tour in three years.

The 30-year-old, who won the third series of TV talent show The X Factor in 2006, is heading out following the release of her fifth studio album, I Am, last week.

She said: “I am so so excited to announce a 2016 UK Tour.

“I cannot wait to get out and perform all the new songs for you and some old favourites too.”

Leona, famous for chart-toppers such as Bleeding Love and Run, will play Sheffield City Hall on Monday, February 22.

Leona Lewis is playing Sheffield City Hall on February 22, 2016.

Leona Lewis is playing Sheffield City Hall on February 22, 2016.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 18, at 10am, via www.gigsandtours.com

Fellow The X Factor winners Little Mix, who were triumphant in the eighth series in 2011, have announced extra dates on their 2016 Get Weird tour, including a show in Sheffield.

The group – Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – will play Sheffield Arena on Saturday, April 2. Tickets, priced from £25, go on sale tomorrow, at 9am, from www.sheffieldarena.co.uk

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Newton Faulkner shot to fame eight years ago when his second single Dream Catch Me, reached the top 10 before his debut album, Hand Built by Robots, shot to the top of the charts.

He is back with his fifth studio album and a tour to accompany its release.

Human Love is out on Friday, November 20, with Newton playing Sheffield’s famous The Leadmill venue five days beforehand.

Tickets for the show, on Sunday, November 15, go on sale on Friday, September 18, via www.gigsandtours.com

Newton Faulkner plays The Leadmill on November 15.

Newton Faulkner plays The Leadmill on November 15.

Rock veterans The Stranglers are heading out to showcase one of their most popular albums, including a show at Sheffield’s O2 Academy.

The band, who enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, will be performing their 1978 album Black and White in order and in full.

Tickets for the show, on Thursday, March 17, go on sale tomorrow, at 9am, via www.gigsandtours.com

The Stranglers play Sheffield's O2 Academy on March 17, 2016.

The Stranglers play Sheffield's O2 Academy on March 17, 2016.