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JLS to bring X factor back to O2

Pop sensations JLS will play Dublin's 02 next year and tickets have gone on sale.

And in tomorrow's Herald, we will be giving away the very first two tickets for the gig.

With a string of number-one hits under their belt since their debut on The X Factor two years ago, the foursome have made a number of sell-out appearances in the capital -- and are gearing up for yet another.

The gig is planned for next January 9 and is already one of the most anticipated concerts of 2011.

The boys are no strangers to Dublin as they are treading the boards of the O2 once again this month on February 27, and will be special guests at Westlife's Croke Park concert this June.

The X Factor sensations had the honour of being the first band to play the O2 last year at the Cheerios Childline Concert.

JLS may have come second to Alexandra Burke in the reality talent show in 2008, but they have since become one of the biggest success stories, proving to be even more popular than their former competitor.

Their debut album went straight to number one in the Irish charts and has reached platinum status here, while their single Beat Again became the fastest-selling debut of 2009.

Tickets to next year's show cost €39.60 and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie.