'Union J' Photographed by Blanc Photography Norwich

Union J have announced they will perform two up-close and personal concerts this December, ahead of their first headline tour.

The band, comprising Josh Cuthbert, Jamie ‘JJ’ Hamblett, James ‘Jaymi’ Hensley and George Shelley, became a four-piece during the X Factor series when then soloist Shelley joined with the others in a master-stroke move to form Union J and immediately swooped into the public’s pop consciousness.

It was announced in January that Union J had signed a record deal with Sony Music and their eagerly awaited debut single, Carry You, was released earlier this month and instantly became a top ten hit in the UK Singles Charts and a top five hit in the iTunes Chart. Their debut album is expected late this year.

Union J are already in such demand that there are fans flying in from Sweden just to see them perform at live summer shows such as Sound Island Festival.

The band will perform two special pre-tour concerts at the Margate Winter Gardens and the Watford Colosseum on Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 December, respectively, before touring the UK with their debut headline tour.

Early exclusive tickets will be on sale at www.gigantic.com from 9am onwards on Saturday 22 June.

Tickets will be on general release at 12noon from the individual venues’ Box Offices; www.margatewintergardens.co.uk / 01843 292795 and www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk / 08450 753993

See Union J live on their first headline tour. Tickets are available now: http://goo.gl/n3PI9