Geordie singing star Joe McElderry, who won hearts as the winner of X-Factor in 2009, is celebrating the release of his fifth studio album Saturday Night at the Movies by embarking on a nationwide tour, arriving in Norwich on Sunday, August 6.
His Saturday Night at the Movies Live! Tour will see him joined on stage by a trio of special guest singers. They are Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis, while X Factor’s Sam Callahan replaces the previously announced Lloyd Daniels.
Sam, Keith and Ben have also all featured in the Bill Kenwright production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a musical which Joe has recently been touring the country in, appearing in the leading role of Joseph.
Joe’s own tour, which opened in Windsor last Friday, will include his versions of iconic hits from film and theatre such as I’m Into Something Good, Love is All Around and Daydream Believer, as well as the hit single Gloria which was written by renowned songwriter and 10CC front man Graham Gouldman.
Following his X-Factor win eight years ago, Joe’s debut single from the show, The Climb, went on to the top of the charts and was nominated for the Best British Single BRIT award in 2010. He went on to release four more top 20 albums – two of which reached the UK top three – from his 2010 debut album Wide Awake to his second and third, Classic and Classic Christmas, and then his fourth where he collaborated with Ludovico Einaudi and Marcella Detroit on Here’s What I Believe.
On television, he won the second series of Popstar to Operastar in 2011, and took the winner’s laurels again in The Jump in 2014. He also played the lead role in Tommy: The Rock Opera at Blackpool Opera House in 2015.
Tickets to see Joe here on Sunday 6 August cost £8 – £29.50 and are available now.