John and Edward boost X Factor tour ticket sales

John and Edward Grimes are helping to increase the demand for tickets for the X Factor tour, according to reports. A further 17 dates were added to the live tour to meet the demand.

Simon Cowell is expected to benefit as the shows will bring in an extra £10million.

The event will now include a total of 54 dates making it the biggest X Factor tour ever.

An insider told The Sun: "The Jedward factor has shot sales through the roof. We've had a surge in families wanting to take their youngsters."

Simon's firm Syco and promoter CAA will earn millions from the 150,000 extra tickets at £30 each.

The acts are also set to benefit with an extra £50,000 in their pockets.

Those confirmed to be appearing on the tour include Danyl Johnson, Lloyd Daniels, Stacey Solomon, Joe McElderry, Olly Murs, Lucie Jones, Jamie Archer and Jedward.

While on the tour the singers will perform classics, songs from the show and their charity cover of Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone'.

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