World's biggest girl band are taking their Summer Hits tour across the UK in July 2018
Winning X Factor is no guarantee of enduring success. Just take a look at the past winners, Leona Lewis had a massive hit with 'Bleeding Love' and sold 8 million copies of her debut album Spirit, but either side of her triumph we had victories from Steve Brookstein and Leon Jackson. One Direction were one of the biggest pop acts in the world for years, but they were pipped to the post by Matt Cardle back in 2010.
One winner in particular stands out, and that's Little Mix, who were took home the grand X Factor prize in 2011 and six years on are the world's biggest girl band, following in the path of Girls Aloud and Spice Girls like naturals. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have announced a new UK stadium tour for 2018, and we've got everything you need to know about it, right here.
When are Little Mix touring
The quartet will be on the road from Fri 6 Jul to Sun 29 Jul. If you're thinking of taking a summer holiday, you might want to double check that it won't clash with the Summer Hits tour arriving in your city.
The tour kicks off at Hove's 1st Central County Ground on Fri 6 Jul and finishes up in the Scottish highlands at Bught Park in Inverness on Sun 29 Jul. In between there's gigs across the whole of the mainland UK.
Fri 6 Jul – 1st Central County Ground, Hove Sat 7 Jul – Liberty Stadium, Swansea Sun 8 Jul – Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester Thu 12 Jul – County Ground, Northampton Fri 13 Jul – KCOM Craven Park, Hull Sat14 Jul – Macron Stadium, Bolton Sun 15 Jul – John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield Thu 19 Jul – The 3aaa County Ground, Derby Fri 20 Jul – Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln Sat 21 Jul – Earlham Park, Norwich Sun 22 Jul – Kent Event Centre, Maidstone Thu 26 Jul – International Stadium, Gateshead Fri 27 Jul – Falkirk Stadium Sat 28 Jul – Outdoors at AECC, Aberdeen Sun 29 Jul – Bught Park, Inverness
What can you expect from the Summer Hits tour?
Little Mix recently released the platinum version of their 2016 smash hit album Glory Days, which featured the songs 'Touch', 'Shout Out to My Ex', 'No More Sad Songs' and 'Power'. Glory Days sold over 600,000 copies in the UK, surpassing the record held by the Spice Girls debut for the longest reigning number 1 album by a girl band in the UK.
Going further back, the group can draw upon their earliest hits like 'Wings', 'Change Your Life', 'DNA' and 'How Ya Doin?', as well as their chart topper 'Black Magic'.
How to get tickets
Tickets for Little Mix's Summer Hits tour go on sale at 9.30am on Fri 1 Dec through Ticketmaster. Whether you need to get them for Christmas presents, or for yourself, make sure you set the alarm early on Friday morning and you're ready to snap them up when they go on sale.
The X-Factor winning pop quartet only got going in 2011 and already have numerous tribute acts. The quartet have become one of Britain's best-loved pop acts and became one of the most enduring earworms of 2016 with 'Shout Out To My Ex', as well as selling millions of albums worldwide.