As far back as 2010, one particular name kept appearing on pop festival line-ups and lists of sold-out concerts, with last year being particularly pivotal in Lawson's genesis as serious contenders for pop's crown.
Their break came in the summer when they appeared at Bruce Springsteen's infamous Hyde Park concert, followed by a busy autumn tour which saw them perform a few high-profile charity concerts, including London's Mencap:Little Noise Sessions. Their debut-album "Chapman Square" clawed its way to #4 and suddenly Lawson were the must-have band for big festive pop concerts and festivals such as the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball.
But it's headline-shows 'the kids' want - their most recent tour, back in the spring, pretty much cleaned up, leaving the way clear for several festival slots in the summer, including the Isle of Wight Festival 2013, the Sound Island Festival in Kent with Jessie J and, once again, supporting Bruce Springsteen at this year's Hard Rock Calling in East London.
As well as festivals, Lawson will be sizing up time to start work on album number two. Spearheaded by the release of new single "Brokenhearted" (featuring rapper B.O.B.), due out in July, the as-yet-untitled sophomore set should be ready to unleash live in time for their next headline jaunt.
Entitled the 'Everywhere We Go Tour', the string of shows begins in Doncaster on 30th September, followed by Bristol, Leicester, Brighton, Plymouth (their first visit to the city) and many more until Belfast on 20th October.
Tickets are on sale [07/6/2013 9:00], priced at £21.50 for London, £19 regionally and 20 in Ireland.
NB: Tickets for the 22nd March show at Belfast's Mandela Hall, which was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, will be valid for that new 20th October date at Ulster Hall.