X Factor James Arthur to play free gig in Middlesbrough

James Arthur James Arthur will be performing at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday

Related Stories

James Arthur, an X Factor finalist from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, will return to the north-east of England for a free homecoming gig.

He will play at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Tuesday accompanied by his mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

Arthur will compete against Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas in the ITV show's final on Saturday and Sunday in Manchester.

He said it was a "real honour" to be voted for by the public.

He advanced to the final of the competition after a public telephone vote on Sunday.

James Arthur James Arthur sang U2's hit One in Saturday's semi-final

He said: "It feels like the ultimate sense of achievement, the viewers like what we do and they want to see us in the future, so it's a real honour that people pick up the phone."

The free gig will be the first time the singer/songwriter has performed in the North East for his new fans.

"There wasn't a lot to be proud of in the past for me," he said.

"So to see them pleased to have their brother achieving good stuff - it is very nice for me."

Albert Road will be closed between Corporation Road and Grange Road from 18:30 GMT and 22:00 GMT while the concert takes place.

Middlesbrough Council said all the tickets for the event had been allocated.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tees



9 °C 7 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cartoon of women chatting on the metroChat wagon

    The interesting things you hear in a women-only carriage

  • Replica of a cargo boxSpecial delivery

    The man who posted himself to the other side of the world

  • Music scoreNo encore Watch

    Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop

  • Jon Sopel'Emailgate'

    Hillary gets a taste of scrutiny that lies ahead

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show


  • A robotClick Watch

    The latest in robotics including software that can design electronics to solve problems

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.