Exclusive: Chart-toppers JLS ready to rock Ipswich says Aston

JLS can’t wait to party with you in Chantry Park this summer, singer Aston Merrygold told The Ipswich Star today.

“Getting out there and performing the songs people are liking, that’s the most enjoyable part of the job,” he said.

“People are buying these songs, they want to see them performed. It’s only right for us to try to put on the best show possible.”

Aston, Marvin Humes, Orits� Williams and JB Gill come to town on August 26.

They were last here in 2010, with their Regent gig selling out in three hours.

“This is going to be a show that people are going to want to go and see; if they don’t, they’re going to be missing out hugely,” teased Aston when asked who’ll be joining Alexandra Burke on the supporting artists line-up.

“We literally put down on paper the kind of thing we want to do, but it’s still a lot of planning and preparation going in as we speak.

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“We’re having a meeting about it after 3pm, but there’s definitely going to be a lot of surprises in store.”

The boys are pleased with the reaction to the six outdoor gigs announced.

“We’re going on a sold-out arena tour now which is amazing; the fact we can put a summer tour on and people still want to see us is unbelievable.”

Aston says it’s a great chance for fans to get up close and personal with the band.

“When you’re on stage and you look out and see a sea of people it makes the adrenaline pump; performing songs people are going to be singing back to you just as loud – it’s an amazing feeling.

“The fans who already have tickets show how amazing they are. They keep us striving to be better and better and put on the best show we can.

“All we can say is thank you; I’d love to say loads more but words can’t express how thankful me and the boys are that everyone is supporting us and keep supporting us.”

Another reward for fans will be the chance to get the first look at songs from the group’s next album, hopefully out towards the end of the year.

Given the British weather, are the boys worried about it raining?

“No, we’ve done summer tours before and it has rained it’s been some of the best vibes; people have enjoyed it so much you just forget the rain’s there. If it does rain, bring it on,” said Aston.

Tickets are on sale via the Ipswich Regent box office in person, by calling 01473 433100, visiting www.ipswichregent.com, visiting www.nationalboxoffice.co.uk or calling 0871 224 1112/1113.

Fans are advised to buy tickets through official outlets such as the Regent. In 2010, hundreds of people were devastated to find they had fallen victim to an online ticket scam.

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