JLS Announces U.K. Arena Tour

English quintet JLS has announced an arena tour that starts in December in support of its fourth album. But not THIS December.

For the uninitiated (read: Yankees), JLS is one of the hottest pop quartets in Britain. Short for “Jack the Lad Swing,” the group – composed of Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, J.B. Gill and Marvin Humes – was born out of “X Factor.” Its fourth release, Evolution, dropped Nov. 5. The first single, “Hottest Girl in the World,” debuted at No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Buckingham Palace, London, UK

The JLS Evolution Arena Tour begins Dec. 4, 2013, at The Capital FM Arena Nottingham and dates run to Dec. 21 at The O2 – London.

Fans won’t have to wait a whole year to buy tickets. A presale is ongoing now and tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Nov. 16.

Here are the dates for the U.K. excursion:

Dec. 4 – Nottingham, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham    
Dec. 6 – Aberdeen, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre    
Dec. 7 – Glasgow, Hydro Arena    
Dec. 9 – Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena    
Dec. 10 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena    
Dec. 12 – Newcastle upon Tyne, Metro Radio Arena
Dec. 13 – Birmingham, LG Arena
Dec. 14 – Manchester, Manchester Arena    
Dec. 16 – Brighton, The Brighton Centre    
Dec. 17 – Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Centre    
Dec. 18 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff    
Dec. 20 – Leeds, Arena    
Dec. 21 – London, The O2 – London

Check out the video for “Hottest Girl in the World” below.

For more information visit JLSofficial.com.