Joe McElderry Releases New Single 'Gloria', Will Head Out on UK Tour This Summer
Singing sensation Joe McElderry has been back in the studio recording his anticipated new album SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. The album will be released this July but fans will be able to pre-order on iTunes from Mother's Day. Joe will also release his new single Gloria in time for Mother's Day on 6th March with a special limited edition CD available to buy on Amazon as the perfect Mothers' Day gift.
The album includes iconic hits from film and theatre featuring I'm into Something Good, Love is All Around, Daydream Believer as well as the new single Gloria. The single will be available from 6th March and was written by renowned songwriter and 10CC front man Graham Gouldman.
Number 1 and platinum selling artist Joe has already released four top 20 albums, two of which reached the UK top three. His debut single The Climb went to the top of the charts and was nominated for the Best British Single BRIT award in 2010.
To celebrate the release of his fifth studio album Joe will embark on a nationwide live tour from 14th July, named THE GLORIA TOUR, with songs from his new album, and more.
Joe will be joined on stage by special guests, X Factor's Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis who have all featured in the musical phenomenon Bill Kenwright's production of Joseph and the Technicolor® Dreamcoat. The new album of the musical starring Joe McElderry recently hit the Amazon musicals No.1 spot, as the production, now in its 35th year, continues to play to packed houses around the country.
This special concert tour opens at the Theatre Royal, Windsor on 14 July, before visiting Brighton, Liverpool, Aylesbury, Cardiff, Crawley, Salford, Bristol, Woking, Birmingham, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Southport, Buxton, Oxford, Norwich, York, Sunderland, Grimsby, Folkestone, High Wycombe, Stoke-on-Trent, Weston-Super-Mare, Wimbledon, finishing at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 21 August 2017.
More dates to be announced soon. For a full list of tour dates visit thegloriatour.com.
14 JULY - 21 AUGUST 2017 UK TOUR
14 - 15 Jul
Windsor, Theatre Royal Windsor
01753 853 888
Brighton, Theatre Royal Brighton
0844 871 7650
Liverpool, Empire Theatre
0844 871 3017
Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607
Cardiff, New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Crawley, The Hawth
Salford, The Lowry
0843 208 6010
0844 871 3012
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
Birmingham, New Alexandra
0844 871 3011
Blackpool, Opera House
0844 856 1111
0844 871 3014
Newcastle, Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
0844 871 3021
Buxton Opera House
Oxford, New Theatre
0844 871 3020
Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00
York, Grand Opera House
0844 871 3024
0844 871 3022
0300 300 0035
Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall Theatre
0844 871 3015
High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan Theatre
01494 512 000
Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
0844 871 7649
Weston-Super-Mare, The Playhouse
Wimbledon, New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646
Southampton, Mayflower Theatre
Joe McElderry is the X Factor golden boy with the 24-carat voice and the diamond personality, which has made him one of the most loved young singers in the country.
Most artists only dream of mass appeal. But since storming to victory in the 2009 X Factor final, Joe has been the sweet-singing hero and heartthrob of hundreds of thousands of fans aged from five to 95. Genuine family entertainers with such a wide and diverse fan base come along once in a generation.
Joe cemented his place in the nation's hearts after Cheryl Cole nurtured the shy, good natured lad from South Shields and turned him into an overnight sensation. At just 18 years old, he auditioned for the ITV show X Factor, and bowled the judges over with his rendition of Luther Vandross' Dance with My Father.
Joe also impressed Whitney Houston who appeared as a guest mentor. And in one of TV's most memorable moments of the year, he performed a brilliant duet with George Michael on the live semi-final and went on to be crowned the winner of X Factor 2009 by a clear majority.
After wowing the audience with his dazzling vocals, modesty and charm, he soared straight to number one both in the UK and Irish Singles Charts with a beautiful rendition of Miley Cyrus' The Climb. Soon after came his first studio album Wide Awake under the Syco/Sony Entertainment record label, an exciting mix of up-tempo songs and the powerful ballads which Joe has become famous for.
His second album, Classic, was under the record label giant Universal Music and went Gold within two weeks of release, hitting number two in the UK Album Charts and selling over 250,000 copies. In 2011, another album, Classic Christmas, went gold in just one week. And that year alone, Joe sold over 550,000 albums, a stunning achievement for any artist to accomplish.
In between all this, Joe managed to fit in a performance for Her Majesty the Queen at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and a live regional tour at 16 major venues, culminating in a rapturous reception at the Royal Festival Hall.
Joe hit our TV screens again in 2011 in the live TV show Popstar To Operastar. Mentored by the tenor Rolando Villazon, he performed classical arias such as Nessun Dorma, and went on to win the show with a landslide victory, amassing 80% of the votes.
The Joe McElderry success story went from strength to strength and he released Here's What I Believe, becoming the first ever X Factor winner to release four albums. The album also marked a major advance in his development as an artist as Joe showed the world what a talented songwriter he is too.
The album saw the magical collaboration with soprano Marcella Detroit, from Shakespeares Sister, international pianist Ludovico Einaudi and Nashville NAMMY Songwriter of the Year, Beth Nielsen Chapman. The album is a selection of self-penned ballads and classic love songs that Joe performed with a live band at two album launch shows in Newcastle and London.
2013 was a happy one for Joe, despite the huge demands of his workload. In between his hectic diary dates, he was invited to perform as a special guest on Beth Nielsen Chapman's show in Newcastle and he opened the show for Adam Lambert at Pittsburgh Pride in Pennsylvania, USA where he stunned the audience with his strong vocals and energetic stage presence. Joe loves singing so much, he just can't say no!
Joe also works hard at raising money for charity, ever mindful of the fortunate gifts which have propelled him from his humble, working class origins to international stardom. Denise Welch and Tim Healy presented Joe with a Silver Heart Award on behalf of Variety, The Children's Charity, for his continued charity work.
He has also recorded the charity single One World One Song with the legendary Dionne Warwick in aid of The Hunger Project UK, and a moving version of Abide With Me with the Royal Mail Choir, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
As a regional ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust, he completed the challenging 140-mile 3- day bike ride "Coast to Coast" with friends and family, raising more than £11,000 for the charity.
Christmas 2013 saw Joe treading the boards in Panto at The Beck Hayes as Prince Charming in Cinderella, and he so enjoyed it, he then appeared in 2014 at the Alhambra theatre in Bradford in Snow White, as the spirit of the mirror.
2014 began with Joe competing and winning Channel Four's skiing programme The Jump. He then went on to do a 60 day massively successful tour.
2014 also saw Joe once again completing his 3 day coast to coast bike ride with friends for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Joe was also asked to sing by the legendary songwriter Tony Hatch at his Tony Hatch's A Life In Song one off show at London's Royal Festival Hall.
2015 was also a very busy year for Joe. He performed over 70 shows in his Evolution Tour and 4 Christmas shows and went straight into Panto in Hull for Qdos for the 2015/16 season.
2016 was an exciting change of direction for Joe. He was asked by Bill Kenwright to play Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat on the UK tour from February to July. In August he then went on to do his own Northern Light Tour of some 36 shows including Christmas shows until the end of November, then straight into Panto for Qdos again in Wolverhampton until Jan 2017.
Joe was asked if he would play the lead in Joseph again, by Bill Kenwright, but this time for the 50th Anniversary tour of the UK, which opened on 24 January and is still on tour until June 2017. He is hugely excited to go straight onto the Gloria Tour, promoting the album Saturday Night at the Movies from July 2017.
Keith Jack is best known for his appearance in the BBC1 show Any Dream will Do, coming in second. Shortly after the program Keith joined the UK Tour of Bill Kenwright's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat in which he played The Narrator. He then created the lead role of Charlie in the new musical Only the Brave, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, following this he was asked back to take over the lead part of Joseph, which he played for three years. Keith most recently played the role of Alistair in the Edinburgh festival and UK premier of Sincerely MR Toad and can currently be seen in HMS Pinafore playing the part of Ralph Rackstraw.
Keith's other stage credits include Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty at the King's Theatre Glasgow, Peter Pan at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Cinderella at Whitley Bay Theatre, Dick Whittington at Maidstone Theatre, performing in front of her Majesty the Queen and the Spanish Royal Family at the Parliament Picnic, The Great Scot Awards, Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards, Choices for Life 2008 & 2009 playing to over 100,000 people, Lauder Live at Thirlestane Castle , BBC Two's Friday Night is Music Night, Music Music Music John Barrowman's album tour at the Hammersmith Apollo, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday concert at Hyde Park, BBC's Songs of Praise and headlining Aberdeen's Hogmany street party 2009 with Sandi Thom and Amy Macdonald. Most recently Keith appeared in An Evening of Movies and Musicals in Cardiff and Edinburgh with John Owen Jones and Ruthie Henshall. Keith has also just recently finished a album tour with Ruthie Henshall and was part of 42nd Street gala concert.
Since appearing on Any Dream will Do, Keith has been asked back by the BBC on several occasions including the When Joseph met Maria and I'd Do Anything.
Keith has released two albums, his debut This Time which went straight into the Top 40 and An Evening at the Musicals. He completed two sell out UK tours of these albums. Keith can also be heard on John Barrowman's album, Music, Music, Music. In 2011 Keith also recorded the soundtrack for the award winning film, The Dreams of Kings in New York.
Lloyd Daniels is best known as a finalist from the sixth season of The X Factor, which was the most-watched UK season to date. Following the television show, he headlined on The X Factor tour, which sold out 56 arena dates in the UK and Ireland.
As a solo artist, Lloyd reached the top 40 in the UK charts with his debut single, Suburbian Girl, and has toured extensively throughout the country. Lloyd has enjoyed starring roles in pantomimes including Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Peter Pan.
Lloyd made his musical theatre debut in 2014 playing the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat on UK tour and has subsequently starred in You Won't Succeed on Broadway if you Don't Have Any Jews at the St. James Theatre.
Ben James-Ellis is from Scarborough, North Yorkshire. By the age of 10 Ben was performing in many amateur and professional shows in the area, most notably appearing in Sir Alan Ayckbourn's world premier of House & Garden. At 16 Ben decided to up and move to London to study Theatre and TV at The Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts.
Ben was only into his second of 3 years when he successfully auditioned for BBC1 show Any Dream Will Do (Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for a Joseph). He made it to the semi-finals narrowly missing out on the title role. It was seen by over 12 million people live every Saturday night, and continues to be aired in many countries around the world.
Following the end of the TV show Ben Starred in the European tour of Dirty Dancing before landed the starring role of Link Larkin in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
During his time on Hairspray Ben made many TV appearances, the most prestigious being The Royal Variety Performance in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself. Ben was lucky enough to be one of few people selected to meet her and chat after the show. One of Ben's most watched TV appearances was when he was asked to present a show for Sky1 called Hairspray the School Musical. Following that Ben went on to co-host another Sky1 show, this time with the legendary Noel Edmonds, Noel's HQ, seen by over 6 million people.
Ben's other stage credits include supporting Michael Ball and John Barrowman in their National Arena tours playing venues such as The Manchester NEC Arena and The Royal Albert Hall, Peter Pan at The New Hull Theatre, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Crawley Hawth Theatre and Jack and the Beanstalk at the Wolverhampton Grand, Dreamboats & Petticoats in the West End and on national and European tours, Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show along side Brian Conley and Darren Day and a national tour of the music of Neil Diamond performed in a full sized circus tent. Ben has also worked on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 as a lead vocalist. Other ships include the Celebrity Constellation, Queen Victoria and P & O's flagship the Britannia.
Ben is currently starring alongside Joe McElderry in the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat.