Don't worry Noel, there are no Ibiza dates…

Unperturbed by suggestions he is driving Noel Gallagher out of Ibiza, James Blunt has announced a UK winter tour.

The singer will hit the road in October to play a host of arena dates.

James Blunt plays:

Cardiff International Arena (October 3)

Sheffield Arena (4)

Nottingham Arena (6)

Birmingham National Indoor Arena (7)

Manchester Evening News Arena (8)

Glasgow SECC (10)

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (11)

Newcastle Arena (13)

London O2 Arena (14)

Tickets go onsale from 9am on Friday (February 29).

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