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Rock FM party at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom. Professor Green.

Rock FM party at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom. Professor Green.

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Two more star names have been added to the growing list of headliners booked for Blackpool next year.

The Overtones and Professor Green have both added the resort to their biggest ever tours.

Following their acclaimed sold-out autumn 2011 tour The Overtones have announced dates for November and December 2012 and will be at Blackpool Opera House on Saturday, December 15, as part of a 24-date nationwide tour.

The Overtones have dazzled audiences on their current tour with their flawless performance, winning charm and impeccable style – and were one of the acts at this year’s Illuminations Switch On ceremony.

The five singers have learned their craft through years of performing together.

Having originally formed in 2006, The Overtones have created a unique sound, blending the essence of vocal groups of yesteryear with the best of classic, present-day British pop.

One of the biggest success stories of the year, Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest, Timmy Matley and Lachie Chapman have seen their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love sell more than 400,000 copies with a peak chart position of number four. The second best selling debut from a UK group this year, the platinum-certified album was reissued in October with three brand new songs that reflect The Overtones’ pop sensibility and broad contemporary appeal.

Exclusive fanbase pre-sale tickets went on sale today via www.theovertones.tv

Public tickets for the Blackpool concert are on sale from 9am on Friday priced £19.50 to £32.50 from the Winter Gardens box office and www.blackpoollive.com or 0844 856 1111.

Chart topping British rapper and wordsmith Professor Green makes a return visit to Blackpool when his biggest tour to date plays at the Empress Ballroom next April.

Last here for the Rock FM Party in July, tickets for his headlining April 28 visit go on sale from Friday at 9am priced £18.50 from the Winter Gardens box office and www.blackpoollive.com as well as www.gigsandtours.com (0844 811 0051).

Professor Green established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting new talents around when his debut album Alive Till I’m Dead crashed into the charts at number two.

Since certified double-gold, the album launched four hit singles with I Need You Tonight, Just Be Good To Green, Monster and Jungle amassing over 500,000 sales and gaining Green 1.4 million Facebook friends.

Next year’s tour follows his current November and December dates – including an appearance at Preston’s 53 degrees on Saturday, December 3.

After live performances on The X Factor and Later With Jools, Read All About It, the lead single from his second album – At Your Convenience – spent two weeks at number one shifting 250,000 copies.