If you're a fan of The X Factor, no doubt you'll want to experience some of your favourite acts in the flesh, so to speak.

Well, the opportunity for fans in Dublin and Belfast to do so will arise next March, as the dates for the annual tour have just been announced.

The finalists - as well as the eventual winner, of course - will play the SSE Arena in Belfast on March 13th, followed by a date at Dublin's 3Arena on March 14th.

Tickets are on sale this Friday, October 7th, from usual outlets at 9am.