Jessie J will stage her first arena tour next year.

The 'Price Tag' singer will kick off a 12 date UK tour in February 2013 - starting in Nottingham in the Midlands and finishing in Newcastle in March - and Jessie can't wait to get on the road.

She told radio station Capital FM: ''This tour is the tour that I've been waiting for.

''It's so exciting to know that I'm going to step out onto some of the biggest arenas around the UK and hoping that they'll be rammed with crazy fans singing and screaming - I can't wait to give them a performance they'll never forget.

''Live performing is my favourite bit of everything that I do. This tour, I've been planning it for months - the ideas, what it's called - I just can't wait for everyone to see it and enjoy it and be on the Journey with me.''

The tour will follow a string of summer festival appearances this year including Wireless, Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, the Isle of White festival, Ibiza and Mallorca Live, T In The Park and Capital FM's Summertime Ball.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday (25.05.12) at 9am.

Jessie J's 2013 UK arena tour dates:

Nottingham, Capital FM Arena - 26 February

Birmingham, LG Arena - 1 March

Manchester, Arena - 2 March

Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 6 March

London, O2 Arena - 9 March

Newcastle, Arena - 12 March