Jessie J for autumn 2011 UK tour - tickets on sale Friday 3rd June

Posted: 1st June 2011

Fresh from a sell-out spring tour and with a whole host of summer festival appearances lined-up, BRITS Critics Choice award winner Jessie J will be embarking on an autumn 2011 UK tour from 17th October.

As predicted by the BBC, as winner as their Sound of 2011 poll, 23-year-old Jessica Cornish is having quite a year. Debut single, 'Do It Like a Dude', reached No 2 in the UK with follow-up, 'Price Tag', going straight to No 1 in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand and top ten in 19 other countries. Debut LP, 'Who You Are', made No 2 in the UK on its February release.

On top of that, Jessie J has collected a summer of bookings that include the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2011 supporting J-Lo (Wembley, 12th June - face value tickets sold-out), T4 on the Beach 2011 (Weston-Super-Mare, 10th July), Orange RockCorps 2011 with Primal Scream (Wembley Arena, 12th July), the iTunes Festival London 2011 (London, 15th July), Key 103 Live 2011 at the MEN Arena (31st July) and The Big Chill 2011 supporting Kanye West (Herefordshire, 6th August). And she's playing V Festival 2011.

It's fair to say that those early predictions of success seem pretty accurate. Whether Jessie J will outlast the initial (and inevitable) crest of success in response to the BRITS and BBC nods remains to be seen but the autumn tour should offer some clues.

Chart success behind her and a popular debut album in the bank, the dates will be an opportunity to hear some new material no doubt crowned with megahit Price Tag. The tour begins at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, taking in Doncaster, Manchester, Plymouth, Cardiff, the Hammersmith Apollo and more, before closing at the Brighton Centre on 3rd November.

Tickets are on sale Friday 3rd June at 9AM. Price Tag starts at around £23.

Stewart Darkin