03:45PM, Friday 14 July 2017
A nationwide tour will celebrate the fifth studio album of Joe McElderry.
The singer of X Factor fame will showcase songs from his new album Saturday Night At The Movies.
It has been five years since his last album and this one will be a collection of songs from films and musicals.
“When I first started, I spent three years just recording and promoting albums. I released four albums pretty much back to back,” said the South Shields singer.
“I needed a breather from it, so I toured for two years. Then Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat came along and introduced me to a massively different style of performance. I’d done little bits of musical theatre before, but nothing as iconic as Joseph.”
He put together a list of his favourite songs and those of his team before recording them on his days off from Joseph.
Hits include Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Love Is All Around and of course, Saturday Night at the Movies.
“Love Is All Around is actually one of the very first songs I ever performed as a singer. It was a staple song in my repertoire when I started performing as a 15-year-old,” added Joe.
Concert goers will be in for a treat with a chance to see the 26-year-old in an environment he says he is happiest in.
“I’m at my happiest when I’m doing a live performance. I thrive off an audience.
“The album comes out on the very first night of the tour. People could have just got the album and then be able to hear it performed live straight away.
“That’s extremely rare. It’s a really exciting prospect that adds something special to the show.”
As well as seeing pretty much the whole album performed the audience will hear songs from three special guests, X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James Ellis. They will be singing solos as well as performing together as a group.
Joe said: “My shows are always for everyone. All ages can come along.
“I like to chat to the audience and involve them, make them feel they’re part of the show, as though you could be performing for them in their living room. When you do that, everyone enjoys it 10 times more and we all have a blast.”
Top Ten Articles
CCTV images have been released by police investigating an assault in Windsor town centre which left a man seriously injured and unconscious at the weekend.