JLS announce massive UK comeback tour and they’re coming to Manchester

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 23rd February 2023

JLS have delighted fans with probably the best news they’ll hear all week by announcing a massive UK comeback tour later this year.

And of course, they’re paying a trip to visit us here in Manchester.

You may remember the popular 00s boyband’s tour in 2021 was hugely-successful and proved to be one of the hottest tickets in town, with the quartet playing a whopping 29 dates at arenas across the UK and Ireland to more than 350,000 people at sold-out shows – and when something was so good the first time round, they might as well have another crack at it, right?

Aston, Marvin, Oritsé, and JB are back this autumn for the ‘EVERYBODY SAY JLS: The Hits Tour’. 

Kicking off in Dublin on 20 October, the lads will take to the stage in several major UK cities such as Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, and Liverpool, before they make their way over to see us in Manchester at the AO Arena.


Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, and Nottingham are some of the other cities on the list, as well as two nights in London at the O2 Arena.

After stealing hearts on ITV reality singing competition X Factor, finishing runners-up, JLS then broke through in 2009 in the biggest way possible as their debut single ‘Beat Again’ shot straight to number one on the UK Top 40.


Their chart-topping success then continued with the follow-up singles ‘Everybody In Love’, ‘The Club Is Alive’, ‘Love You More’, and ‘She Makes Me Wanna’.

Another five top 10 hits, a self-titled number-one debut album, three more top-three records, two BRIT Awards, and five MOBO Awards all came, before they said goodbye with their 2013 ‘Greatest Hits’ album.

Not all goodbyes are forever though, as the lads continued their own successful careers outside of JLS, and remained the best of friends, before reuniting for the first time back in 2021.


And now, it’s time for their second comeback in 2023.

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce another UK and Ireland arena tour,” the boyband said in a statement.

“Last time out was totally surreal and we’ve been eagerly awaiting the right time to do it all over again, as playing live and seeing our amazing fans is definitely the best part of being JLS.”

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JLS will stop off at the AO Arena in Manchester on Thursday 2 November 2023 as part of the ‘EVERYBODY SAY JLS: The Hits Tour’.

Tickets will go on general sale from 9am on Friday 3 March, and you can grab yours here.

Featured Image – Mark Hayman