The X Factor Live tour dates have been revealed, with a two-date stop in Ireland to bring things to a close.

The top seven acts in the competition will take to stages across the UK and Ireland in January and February of next year to perform live for crowds.

Last weekend Kye Sones was eliminated and Lucy Spraggan quit the competition, leaving the line-up consisting of seven acts - Jahmene Douglas, Ella Henderson, James Arthur, Christopher Moloney, Rylan Clark, District 3 and Union J - battling it out for the crown.

The tour will begin in late January in Manchester before travelling throughout the UK and finishing up in Ireland. The singers will visit Dublin on Monday February 25th and finish up touring in Belfast on Wednesday 27th.

James Arthur said in a statement today: “A year ago I was busking in the street and playing in my local pub so knowing that next year I’ll be performing at arenas is totally mind blowing, I can't wait”.

"I cannot believe that at only 16 I have not only had the amazing opportunity and experience of appearing on X Factor I am now fulfilling a dream by taking part in an arena tour”, Ella Henderson added.

The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the biggest selling arena tours in the UK for the last eight years, with more than 2 million people seeing the live show. Tickets are on sale now.