THE British pop group JLS have announced a North-East venue as part of their UK and Ireland reunion tour.

The band, well known for chart hits including: Beat Again, Everybody In Love, The Club Is Alive and She Makes Me Wanna, are set to play at Newcastle's Utilita Arena later this year.

Since forming in 2007 after appearing on ITVs X-Factor, the group have gone on to sell more than six million records over four multi-platinum albums.

The Northern Echo:

Several years after deciding to split after their 'Goodbye: The Greatest Hits Tour' in 2013, the group are performing in the region on November 21.

When can I get tickets?

Tickets for the 'Beat Again' comeback tour go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 21 and will be available to buy online, or via the booking hotline number 0844-4936666.

Venue facility and booking fees will apply and call to the 0844 number will cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.