John Barrowman Announces 2015 'Raise Me Up' UK Tour
John Barrowman has announced on his official web site that he will be touring the UK with his You Raise Me Up Tour in May and June 2015. Tickets will go on general sale from 10.00am on Friday, June 27th.
The tour will visit:
Saturday 16 May - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sunday 17 May - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday 19 May - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wednesday 20 May - Sheffield City Hall
Friday 22 May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Saturday 23 May - Bournemouth BIC
Sunday 24 May - London Palladium
Tuesday 26 May - Ipswich Regent
Wednesday 27 May - York Barbican
Friday 29 May - Blackpool Opera House
Saturday 30 May - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 31 May - Brighton Dome
Tuesday 2 June - Edinburgh Playhouse
Thursday 4 June - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
Saturday 6 June - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Monday 8 June - Gateshead Sage
About John Barrowman:
John's career as a leading man in musical theatre has seen him star in many West End shows, including Matador, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. He also reprised the role of Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway. Sam Mendes' premiere production of The Fix at the Donmar Warehouse garnered John an Olivier Award nomination as "Best Actor in a Musical", and in 2002 he returned to the role of Billy Crocker for the hugely successful National Theatre revival ofAnything Goes.
He appeared in the West End most recently as Albin/Zaza in the Menier Chocolate Factory's award-winning production of La Cage Aux Folles, performing to full houses for nine weeks in 2009. This role won John the 2010 What's On Stage award for "Best Take-over in a Role".
John has also made his name in American television drama, playing Peter Williams in the Aaron Spelling series Titans for NBC and starring in Darren Star's Central Park West for CBS. He returned to US television in Spring 2010 with a five-episode guest-starring role on ABC's Desperate Housewives. He recently appeared in the recurring role of Malcolm Merlyn (aka The Dark Archer) in Arrow, based on the Green Arrow comic books, for The CW network in the US. He also had a guest-starring role as a political fixer in the ABC series, Scandal.
His most famous television role is undoubtedly that of sci-fi hero Captain Jack Harkness, whose first appearance in the revamped Doctor Who created such an impact that he was given his own spin off series, Torchwood. The show achieved the best viewing figures ever on BBC America and has been broadcast around the world. For the fourth series, titled Torchwood: Miracle Day, the BBC teamed up with the US Starz Channel, filming in Wales and the US. The show aired on the Starz Channel and BBC One from July 2011.
On the big screen, John has appeared as the Lead Tenor in The Producers, as Jack in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely and starred in cult classic Megalodon: Shark Attack 3. He had a supporting role in the Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty, and appeared in Vertigo Films' All Stars, both released in 2013.
Alongside his acting career, John has also hosted his own primetime Saturday night BBC1 entertainment show, Tonight's The Night, a co-production between the BBC and Barrowman Barker Productions, in which he makes people's performance dreams come true.
Other shows he has presented include The Kids Are All Right, BBC's Live and Kicking, Children in Need for BBC Wales in 2008 and for BBC Scotland in 2010, andKeys to the Castle for US channel HGTV. In 2008, John was the subject of a BBC documentary, The Making of Me, in which he underwent tests and researched the science of homosexuality. He also hosts the children's show, Animals At Work, which is broadcast on BBC2 and CBBC. He will shortly be seen hosting the new ABC celebrity singing competition, Sing Your Face Off, and BBC1's new high-tech quiz show, Pressure Pad which has been recommissioned for a second series. He also presents Channel 4's Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts, which sees dogs and their owners competing in agility and obedience tests to win a place at Crufts.
John was a judge on BBC1's Saturday night shows searching for new West End stars (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything), competed in celebrity skating show, Dancing on Ice, stood in to present Elaine Paige's BBC Radio 2 show and has guested on numerous television chat and panel shows. On Christmas Day 2010, he was one of five celebrities competing to win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, partnering Kristina Rihanoff to victory with a sparkling quickstep.
John embarked on his third concert tour in October 2010 to promote his self-titled album "John Barrowman", his third solo CD with Sony following on from 2008'sAnother Side (which brought John a Gold Disc) and Music Music Music in 2009. Hetoured the UK and Ireland again in October and November 2011 to promote his CD, The Very Best of John Barrowman, which was released on 5 September 2011. In June 2012, he performed at open-air concerts in Scarborough and Glasgow, and at the Hampton Court Palace Festival. John's latest album, You Raise Me Up, has been funded by his fans through PledgeMusic's Direct to Fan platform and will be released on 30 June 2014.