James Arthur has announced details of two new Irish shows scheduled for Spring 2014. The X-Factor champ, who played support to Justin Timberlake last night in the Phoenix Park, will play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on 3rd February 2014 and Cork's Opera House the next night, February 4th.

Arthur's life have been transformed in the last twelve months since his victory on X-Factor. Just 18 months ago, the singer was living in a cramped bedsit near Middlesborough and now - thanks to the wonders of reality television - he plays to crowds of over 10,000 people regularly and went on to have the fastest selling single of the year, 'Impossible'.

Tickets to see James Arthur will go on sale from 9am on Friday 12th July, priced at €30/€28 for the Olympia show.