Who is James McVey, how old is The Vamps guitarist and does he have a girlfriend?

JAMES McVey has seen a meteoric rise to fame as part of pop-rock group The Vamps.

Fresh from the release of their new album, the group are heading out across the UK for an incredible tour. Here’s all you need to know on lead guitarist James McVey…

James McVey is the lead guitarist of The Vamps
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Who is James McVey, how old is The Vamps guitarist?

James McVey, 24, was born April 30, 1994, in Chester, and is best known as the lead guitarist and back up vocalist for the pop-rock group The Vamps.

Prior to joining the band, James released an EP on 5 December 2009, entitled Who I Am.

In 2011, he met future bandmate Bradley Simpson via YouTube before the two later found Tristan Evans through Facebook and lastly, Connor Ball through a mutual friend.

The Vamps have scored five Top 10 singles and their third studio album, Night & Day, reached number one in the charts.

He currently has over 1.79million Twitter followers @TheVampsJames.

The group are heading out on a huge tour next year
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Does he have a girlfriend?

James McVey does have a girlfriend and has been dating 22-year-old model Kirstie Brittain for two and a half years.

The two started dating in late 2014 before splitting and reuniting a year later.

Bandmate Tristan Evans, 24, is also attached, having recently confirmed his engagement to model Anastasia Smith, 27.

James was previously linked to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner but the two had a dramatic ‘break-up’ over Twitter in July 2014.

He is currently in a long-term relationship with model Kirstie Brittain 
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When is The Vamps UK tour 2019?

The Vamps are giving their fans a real treat by heading out on a huge UK tour next year.

It starts in late April in Plymouth Pavilions and it will see the band travel up and down the UK through Liverpool, Glasgow, and Dublin, to finish June 1 in Bournemouth.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can get them through AXSTicketmaster and LiveNation.

Hrvy is The Vamps special guest at the nine arenas, while brit pop-rock trio New Hope Club will be supporting on all 18 dates.

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