X Factor Live Tour
The X Factor Live Tour is a tour which occurs after the conclusion of each series of the X Factor where the finalists and other contestants toured the UK and Ireland.


With help from their mentor,Tulisa Contostavlos, Little Mix built up a strong fanbase called Mixers with their excellent vocal harmonies, strong performances and, on December 11, 2011, they made history by becoming the first group ever to win X Factor UK in the show's ten-year history. They released their first single, a cover of the Damien Rice song "Cannonball", that same day via digital download. A physical copy of the single, which will also contain 3 of the group's best performances from the show, was released in stores on December 14, 2011. "Cannonball" debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts 4 days later on December 18, 2011.

"We cannot believe it, we’re the first girl group ever to go on The X Factor tour and it means so much to us. For us to come on this journey together and now have the opportunity to play some of the biggest arenas in front of people that have voted for us is just mind blowing."

The group's debut album DNA was released on November 19, 2012 and has spawned two hit singles, the title track and "Wings".They keep their fans, known as "Mixers", up-to-date via Twitter. Little Mix embarked on their first arena tour with the other X Factor Finalists, the three month tour sees the finalists play at the biggest arenas in the United Kingdom and Ireland including the O2 Arena in London and Dublin and the MEN Arena in Manchester.


Marcus Collins

"I'm just so excited to perform and be a part of the tour, I normally think of huge superstars performing in arena tours, and now me, who 6 months ago was working in a hairdressers in Liverpool is going to be on one of the biggest arena tours in the UK, who would have thought it!"
Marcus Collins (born 15 May 1988) is an English singer who finished as the runner-up of the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. Whilst on The X Factor, he was mentored by Gary Barlow, who has continued to workwith Collins since. His debut album, the self-titled Marcus Collins which featured production by the London-based Metrophonic team of Whitney Houston and Cher fame, became his first top 10 UK album. His debut single from the album was “Seven Nation Army”, a cover of The White Stripes” hit which also became his first top 10 UK single.

Amelia Lily

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"It’s been a huge ambition of mine to perform in an arena tour and now it’s a reality, I can’t believe it."
Amelia Lily Oliver (born 16 October 1994) is from Nunthorpe in Middlesbrough and was the first of the girls’ category to be eliminated from the live shows on 9 October by decision of mentor Kelly Rowland, as there was no public vote in the inaugural live show. After Frankie Cocozza was expelled from the show for breaking one of the competition’s rules, the public was given a choice to vote, from the 10th until 12 November, for one act who was eliminated on week 1 to return. Amelia won the vote with over 48% of the vote and replaced Cocozza. She went on to make the final and finished in 3rd place. Amelia has reportedly signed a £500,000 3-album record deal with Sony subsidiary Xenomania. Amelia is now in the process of recording her album. On 29 June 2012, Lily announced, “You Bring Me Joy”, as her debut single which will be released on 26 August 2012 in the UK. Her debut album will be released in November 2012. ( more...)

Craig Colton

"The fact that I am going to be able to perform in front of fans that have supported me is the best feeling because I can finally be able to see them and say thank you."

Craig Colton is from Kirkby and is a student working in a biscuit factory in Liverpool. He was voted out of the competition in week 7, after being in the final showdown with Amelia Lily and receiving the fewest number of votes, due to the judges vote being deadlocked. On 16 January 2012, Colton revealed he is working on his debut album. When asked about the album, he stated "it's very indie and it's very acoustic and it's got a nice little hint of jazz." Colton unveiled his debut single "Beautiful Surprise" on 12 February, and will go to Los Angeles in the summer to write and record new material with Robbie Williams.Despite identifying as being gay on 9 October 2012, he revealed to NOW that he was actually Bisexual.

Janet Devlin

"It has always been my major aim to get on The X Factor Tour ever since I got through to the live shows because performing live in front of an audience is what I have always been working towards."

In 2011, Devlin auditioned for the eighth series of The X Factor. Her audition was screened on 20 August 2011, where she performed Elton John's "Your Song". Her Audition was successful as all four Judges: Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow put her through to the next round. She performed Coldplay's "Fix You" in week 1 of the live shows and was put through to the next round by mentor Kelly Rowland, as there was no public vote in the first week. Devlin topped the public vote more than any other Act as she received most public votes for the first four weeks of voting (Weeks 2,3,4 & 5) and reached Week 8 before landing in the bottom 2 with Misha B. Despite polling more public votes than Misha B, she was voted off by judges Contostavlos and Walsh with Rowland refusing to vote. Devlin's final song in the sing off was Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars". During the live shows, Courtney Love tweeted Simon Cowell to offer to give Devlin one of Nirvana's Tracks for the show. This, however, did not transpire.

Johnny Robinson

"I’m absolutely over the moon that I have been selected to go on the tour, to go out and meet all those lovely lovely people that took me to their hearts. I can now go out and show them my love and thank them for all my support and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone!"

Johnny Robinson, aged 45, is from Harrow, London. Born to an Irish mother and an English father, Robinson has one older brother and an older sister and took part in Stars in Their Eyes when he was 24, as Boy George, and got through to the grand final. The Daily Mirror also revealed that he performs as a female impersonator in drag clubs around London under the name Sarah Lee. The Mirror also put a video of one of his performances in the clubs as a drag queen. In week five, he was in the bottom three along with The Risk and Kitty Brucknell. The Risk had the lowest amount of votes, and were eliminated. Brucknell and Robinson then sang again for survival in the final showdown. He was eliminated by his mentor Louis, Tulisa and Kelly, despite having more public votes than Brucknell.

Kitty Brucknell

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"Being on the tour means everything to me, it’s been my dream since I was a little girl to perform somewhere like Wembley or the O2 and now that dream gets to be realised."

Kitty Brucknell (born Kimberley Edwards) aged 27, is from Cheltenham. She used to be a Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and (more recently) Lady Gaga tribute act, and featured on Dinner Date programme and also on BBC Radio 1 BBC Three and several American TV shows.

Misha B

"Last year I was busking on the streets of Manchester and now to be touring around the UK is just sensational. This is the reality of what dreams can actually become and the first stop is Manchester which is home for me so bring it on!"

Misha Bryan (born 10 February 1992), better known as Misha B, is from Manchester. Born to a single mother Florence, she was raised from 3-months old on by her aunt Lily, as her mother could not take care of her. Her father is unknown. Misha started singing seriously aged 14, and says that singing was 'my way of understanding myself'. Before X Factor she sang on the open mic circuit and busked in Manchester to tackle her stage fright.

The Risk

"We are so excited to be on the tour, we just can’t believe it especially after leaving the competition early. X Factor has given us such an amazing opportunity and we just can’t wait to go out there and perform in front of all our fans."

The Risk are a four-piece boyband that were initially composed of Ashley Baptiste (22, from London), car salesman Andy Merry (20, from Ayr), Burger King chef Derry Mensah (21, from London), Marlon McKenzie (28, from Manchester), and Mitchell McPike. Charlie Healy (25, from Coventry) was brought into the band, while Marlon and Mitchell were removed from the group at judges houses stage of the competition. Healy originally auditioned in another group, The Keys, while the other three auditioned as soloists.

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue
25 February (2 Shows) Manchester England MEN Arena
26 February
27 February Liverpool Echo Arena
28 February
29 February Nottingham Capital FM Arena
4 March (2 Shows) London Wembley Arena
6 March Dublin Ireland O2 Arena
7 March
9 March Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
10 March (2 Shows)
13 March Aberdeen Scotland AECC
14 March
17 March (2 Shows) Glasgow SECC
18 March
19 March Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena
20 March
21 March Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
22 March
25 March (2 Shows) Birmingham LG Arena
27 March Brighton Brighton Centre
28 March
29 March
31 March (2 Shows) London The O2 Arena
1 April
3 April Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena
4 April
5 April
6 April