Joe McElderry: Freedom

Joe McElderry: Freedom


Newcastle O2 City Hall – Sun Oct 16, 2022

X Factor winner, musical theatre star and number one selling artist Joe McElderry is set to electrify theatres across the UK with a brand-new tour celebrating the music of the late George Michael.

FREEDOM starring Joe McElderry will pay homage to one of world’s most iconic music legends visiting venues across England, Scotland and Wales throughout October next year including a hometown date at Newcastle O2 City Hall on Sunday October 16.

Tickets are on sale now from

Joe won the sixth series of ITV’s The X Factor in 2009 following his stunning duet of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me with George Michael. A moment that has since racked up more than 7million views on YouTube and something Joe will never forget. (CLICK HERE to see Joe’s performance with George Michael)

“To this day I still have to pinch myself that I got to sing with George,” said Joe. “It was an absolute honour and privilegeand is a memory that will remain with me forever.

“To now be taking the brand-new Freedom tour on the road where I will get the chance to perform and celebrate the music of this absolute legend is just fantastic. I can’t wait.”

Celebrating George Michael’s immense catalogue of Grammy award winning hits FREEDOM will have audiences on their feet and reminiscing with fast-paced classics and sensational ballads performed by Joe and a full live band.

This high energy show will take audiences on an unmissable journey through George’s greatest hits including Careless Whisper, Club Tropicana, Faith, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, FastLove and many more. 

Following his X Factor win Joe hit the number one spot with winner’s single The Climb and has since enjoyed success touring across the UK along with being crowned winner of the second series of ITV’s Popstar to Operastar in 2011 and the first series of The Jump in 2014.

In 2015, Joe played the lead role of Joseph in the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as well as the title role in The Who’s rock musical Tommy.

FREEDOM starring Joe McElderry tours throughout October 2022:

Sat 8 Harrogate Convention Centre
Sun 9 Birmingham Hippodrome
Thurs 13 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sun 16 Newcastle O2 City Hall
Mon 17Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Tues 18 Aberdeen Music Hall
Fri 21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 24 Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wed 26 Stockton Globe Theatre
Sun 30  Llandudno Venue Cymru 

FREEDOM starring Joe McElderry is presented by Cuffe and Taylor in association with Lambert Jackson Productions.

Cuffe and Taylor Director of Theatre Touring Ben Hatton said: “This is a very exciting new tour for 2022 and Joe McElderry’own incredible talent combined with his personal connection to George Michael make him perfect to be taking this show on the road.”

Jamie Lambert, of Lambert Jackson, added: “Not only does Joe have the most amazing voice, but he has an infectious personality that make audiences want to be in his company. Freedom is going to be a fantastic show.”

Read the syndictaed Q&A with Joe here.

For more information about FREEDOM starring Joe McElderry and to secure tickets head to

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