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James Arthur confirmed for Belfast Custom House Square show

James Arthur will perform at Custom House Square next year
James Arthur will perform at Custom House Square next year James Arthur will perform at Custom House Square next year
James Arthur will perform at Custom House Square next year
James Arthur will perform at Custom House Square next year James Arthur will perform at Custom House Square next year

POP singer-songwriter James Arthur has confirmed a Belfast show at Custom House Square next year.

Following his recent return with new tracks Blindside and A Year Ago, the Middlesborough X Factor survivor has announced that his fifth studio album, Bitter Sweet Love, will be released on January 26.

Arthur has also recently announced a new tour which hits the UK and Ireland in March next year for a run of eight huge arena shows, including London’s Wembley OVO Arena.

He will headline one of next year's CHSq events in Belfast on Tuesday August 27.

To date, James Arthur has released four Top 10 albums, most recently 2021’s It’ll All Make Sense In The End, with 2016’s Back From The Edge topping the chart.

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James Arthur (Ian West/PA)
James Arthur (Ian West/PA) James Arthur (Ian West/PA)

His hits include Say You Won't Let Go, Impossible, Can I Be Him, Sun Comes Up, Naked, Empty Space, Rewrite The Stars, Falling Like the Stars, Train Wreck and Lasting Lover, which are all certified platinum.

He has collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental and Marshmello to become one of the world’s biggest streaming artists, with over 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.

Say You Won't Let Go was the UK's most streamed song in 2016 and has now clocked up four billion listens. Earlier this year, the track became his first RIAA Diamond Single with 10 million certified units – making James one of just 100 recipients of an RIAA Diamond Single certification in the programme's history.

Of his forthcoming new record, Arthur says: “The more albums you make and the more success you have, the more the pressure tends to be upon you.

"But I genuinely felt like a kid again, just making music I loved, not worried about trying to please everyone.”

Ticket for the CHSq show go on sale at 9am on Friday December 8 via ticketmaster.ie.