Calling All Gary Barlow Fans!

Kate Stephens

Gary Barlow sits on The X Factor judging panel
Gary Barlow has announced a UK & Ireland solo tour

Gary Barlow has just announced some VERY exciting news. The Take That star and X Factor judge is going on tour! On his own!

Gary will hit the road in November, touring the UK and Ireland - and if you live in his hometown of Manchester, you're in for an extra special treat - as Gary will play TWO shows in the city.

Talking about the tour, Gary said: "I’m really excited about these dates. Playing live is my favourite thing and I haven't played a solo show for over a year now. Last year playing two London shows was brilliant, we all had such a good time, so I thought right let's get out and see the rest of the country!"

Gary played two solo shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2011, where he obviously got a taster for life without his Take That bandmates.

The tour is entitled: "Gary Barlow - In Concert Plus Special Guests" - which makes us think he's got a whole host of surprise duets up his sleeve. Cheryl Cole? Robbie Williams? Oh, the possibilities! 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 19th October at 10am - check out the full list of dates below. Clear your diary! RM

November 2012

13th - Bournemouth International Centre

14th - Plymouth Pavilions

21st - Edinburgh Playhouse

22nd - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

27th - London Royal Albert Hall 

28th - Sheffield City Hall

December 2012

6th - Manchester O2 Apollo

7th - Manchester Bridgewater Hall

28th - Newcastle City Hall

30th - Wolverhampton Civic Hall

31st - Oxford New Theatre

January 2013 

2nd - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 

4th - Blackpool Opera House

5th - Cardiff St David’s Hall

7th - Dublin The Olympia

8th - Belfast The Waterfront