X Factor winner on his first live tour

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TV talent show winner Ben Haenow has set out on his first tour.

The X Factor champion 2014 performs at Sheffield’s 02 Academy on April 23.

Ben said: said: “I literally cannot wait to get out there and see you guys on tour. Performing live is what I love and what I have been looking forward to the most. I promise it will be a show to remember.”

He has come a long way since his performance of Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine for his very first audition on The X Factor last year.

Having already achieved a Christmas number one with platinum selling Something I Need, Ben joined forces with American Idol winner and international star Kelly Clarkson to produce the single Second Hand Heart which peaked at 21 in the UK charts.

Away from conquering the charts, Ben worked hard in the recording studio in London and LA, co-writing with an A-list of songwriters including Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), JR Rotem (Rihanna, Maroon 5), Julian Bunetta (One Direction) and Steve Robson (Take That, Olly Murs) to produce a body of work that encompasses his musical influences and reflects his true and honest self. The fruits of his labour can be heard on his self-titled album which was released in November last year.

Pop-rock singer Ben has spent years playing and gigging with his brother Alex to hone his writing and develop his musical influences, giving him the solid foundation to grow into the talented songwriter and performer he is today.

Tickets for his gig at Sheffield’s 02 Academy are priced at £26.43. To book, contact www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/EEH2304