John’s up for challenge of new UK tour

John Barrowman
John Barrowman

All-round entertainer John Barrowman has announced that his You Raise Me Up tour will come to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall next year on May 17, starting at 7.30pm.

The 16-date tour for 2015 is in support of his new album, You Raise Me Up. This will be John’s first full UK tour in four years, and promises to be an entertainment experience not to be missed.

“I’m so excited to be touring again,” said John, “that I’m choreographing songs and arranging stories in my sleep.”

John’s fans funded the album through PledgeMusic’s Direct to Fan platform. It features new arrangements of many of John’s favourite songs, including Mandy, Bridge Over Troubled Water, A Thousand Years, and the title track.

“This album has been a thrilling personal journey for me,” added John. “Each lyric, each melody means something special. I can’t wait to perform them live for all my fans who helped fund You Raise Me Up.

John’s career has been nothing short of incredible and this year has been no exception. John was awarded an MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours this month and apart from starring in Arrow as Malcolm Merlyn (aka The Dark Archer) in the US and on Sky in the UK, hosting Sing Your Face Off for ABC in the US, John is about to release his third fantasy novel, The Book of Beasts, co-authored with his sister Carole Barrowman.

Tickets are £75-£25, available from 0115 989 5555.