NEWS UPDATE & JOE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR IS ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK !
We’re delighted to update everyone on Joe’s health and well being and his upcoming ‘50th Anniversary Tour’ right around the UK and out to Benidorm Spain on 11 November 2018.
The best news is that Joe’s feeling really great after making the most of the fantastic summer weather over the last few months, relaxing and taking gentle exercise in between working on planning the tour and his musical projects. His medical team are extremely satisfied with the way his long term treatment has gone over the last year or so. Delighted audiences at Viva Blackpool have commented on how well he’s looking now.
Joe’s slightly taken aback at the thought that it’s now 50 years since he first started singing and entertaining audiences on ITV’s ‘Junior Showtime’ and now has a renewed interest in connecting with his audiences at the concerts each night, the first dates being The Brunton Musselburgh this Thursday 30th August 2018 and then at The City Varieties Leeds on Sat 1st September 2018. Full details on the tour dates and booking details can be found on our Events tab.
The Viva Blackpool 2018 residency is now in full swing with Sunday night shows every week until Sunday 4 November 2018, plus monthly Thursday matinees in September, October and November and a Christmas show on Sun 9 December 2018. It’s a great night out at Viva with dining options before the show and a great opportunity to spend a day or two in Blackpool with the illuminations plus many other tourism features around the town. #joelongthorne #50thAnniversary #Legend #Incomparable
'THE LEGEND CONTINUES' JOE LONGTHORNE MBE OPENS HIS 2018 SUNDAY NIGHT SEASON AT VIVA BLACKPOOL ON 5 AUGUST
Yes it's time ! This Sunday Joe opens at Viva Blackpool for his 2018 Summer Season, accompanied as always by MD Andy Mudd and his band.
Joe's in fine form now and feeling great, this year sees him celebrating 50 years in show business. He's really excited about the season ahead and looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to Viva Blackpool each week. George King is Joe's special guest , book now at www.vivablackpool.com or call the Box Office on T: 01253 297297. #OpeningNIght #joelongthorne #50Anniversary #incomparable #legend #LiveMusic #Blackpool #VivaBlackpool
JOE JOINS IN #NHS70 CELEBRATIONS AT BLACKPOOL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
Joe was thrilled to be ‘Guest of Honour’ at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 as part of their week’s celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.
His visit began with the unveiling of a ‘book bench’ outside the main entrance of the hospital. The bench is the result of a campaign by the hospital’s Unison branch to encourage adult literacy and is designed by local artist David Healy. Joe was joined by hospital management staff including the Chief Executive Wendy Swift who said a few words before asking Joe to cut the ribbon on the bench, surrounded by staff and their small children who immediately took the opportunity to sit down and try the bench out. Staff are now able to relax on the bench and read something from the library in the Education Centre. Joe’s own autobiography is now on the library’s shelves, a copy being presented to Unison Learning Representative Jane Eyre. Joe sat and chatted for a few minutes with Jane before heading off for the second event, over in the main hospital building.
The home Joe shares with his partner Jamie was designed and built by Joseph Fielding in the 1930’s. Mr Fielding a local builder and architect designed many buildings around the area including Blackpool’s hospital. Inspecting the attic when they moved in some years ago Mr Fielding’s very dusty desk and working papers were discovered , literally ‘untouched’ for years. Plans for the original hospital buildings were discovered amongst the items and these facts were mentioned to A & E consultant and good friend Dr Tony Kearns recently. Dr Kearns suggested that they could be donated to the hospital’s archive and museum to be retained for posterity and historical value.
However, this is not quite the end of the story as now can be revealed. The plans have been copied on acrylic and added as a centre feature on the brand new ‘History Wall’ in the main corridor of the hospital. The wall , celebrating the NHS 70 celebrations, is a innovative feature which honours the history and development of Blackpool Victoria Hospital linking the past with the present. Saying a few words to everyone, and with Chief Executive Wendy Swift again thanking him for doing the honours, Joe proudly unveiled the plans, officially opening the wall before taking a few minutes with partner Jamie to browse the wall. With press and TV in attendance Joe was delighted to chat with everyone and have ‘selfies’ and sign autographs before heading off home.
A great day was had by all, Joe would like to express his thanks to Wendy Swift and all the team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital who made him and Jamie so welcome. They know the significance of the NHS more than most and so sincerely wish ‘Happy 70th Birthday’ to the NHS. #NHS70 #NHS70BlackpoolTH #JoeLongthorne
GOOD LUCK ENGLAND !
ENGLAND V SWEDEN....
"Good Luck to Harry Kane and all the team for the big match today, Come on Lads you can do it for England, its a long time since 1966 ! Yours Joe and James "
Joe's shared this photo of one of his treasured possessions , signed with a special message to him from World Cup 1966 hero and England legend Sir Geoff Hurst.
MR JACKIE WHITE RIP
Joe has been deeply saddened this week to learn of the passing of Jackie White, one of his old, close family friends from Hull and would like to express deepest sympathies and condolences to Jackie's family and loved ones, he will be missed.
JOE JOINS #NHS70 CELEBRATION EVENTS AT BLACKPOOL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
"A Blackpool- based, international singing sensation is set to join in special events to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday.
Joe Longthorne MBE will be officially opening a reading bench and revealing a new memory wall at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Joe said: “Having a deep passion for learning and knowledge, I love the idea of a reading bench which will encourage all kind of people to pick up a book.
“I am also looking forward to the reveal of the new wall. My partner Jamie and I discovered some items that were of significant historical importance in our attic and I am delighted to be revealing them as part of the new memory wall in July.”
Joe will be opening the bench at 1.30pm outside the Education Centre and then reveal the memory wall with historic items, on the hospital’s main corridor opposite the post box, on July 3.
Joe also celebrates his 50th year in showbusiness this year.
More details of the NHS70 events can be found on the Trust’s website: https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk "
This extract from the NHS official website.
JOE'S MUSIC HALL MATINEE THUR 14 JUNE 2018
Joe's looking forward to seeing everyone at Viva Blackpool on Thursday for the second of his 'Music Hall Matinees', he's in great form and has been enjoying the beautiful sunny weather at home in Blackpool. He's delighted to introduce his good friend Mr Nipper Thomas to everyone this week. Nipper, who hails from the West Midlands ,is making his Viva debut as special guest comedian on the Matinee and has worked with Joe many times before. He has his own unique brand of humour and wit and we're sure he will have everyone laughing and in a joyful mood before Joe takes to the stage with MD Andy Mudd and the band.
Book now online at www.vivablackpool.com or call the Box Office T:01253 297297
JOE LONGTHORNE & HIS BAND BENIDORM SPAIN SUN 11 NOV 2018
Joe is delighted to be returning to Benidorm on Sunday 11 November 2018 to perform a special ‘50th Anniversary’ concert at ‘Hotel Marina Resort’ in the heart of the resort.
Joe will be accompanied by MD Andy Mudd and his band, doors open 7pm/19.00 hours.
Tickets on sale now at £35/37€ per person to include the show and a basket meal. Book now by the following options :-
Online at buytickets.at/tmevents/159069 all major credit and debit cards accepted. Call UK Box Office T: 01253 300121 for other options.
Local booking in Benidorm available by contacting Graham Boland E:firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0034-634128157.
For all general enquiries please e mail email@example.com.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE !
Joe celebrates his 63rd birthday today. Later on he will be at Viva Blackpool for the first afternoon show of his 'Music Hall Matinees' season with MD Andy Mudd and the band. A great afternoon in store , a few tickets still available so call the box Office on T: 01253 297297 or book online at www.vivablackpool.com
BIRTHDAY SHOW FOR JOE
Joe’s really looking forward to celebrating his birthday at Viva Blackpool this Thursday 31st May 2018. We are delighted to say that he is feeling great, relaxing in between gentle exercise and enjoying the sunshine. Thursday’s show is the very first of Joe’s ‘Music Hall Matinees’ and he’s delighted to be joined by legendary comedian Mr George King. Joe hopes to see as many of you as possible on Thursday, book online at www.vivablackpool.com or call T:01253 297297. Doors open at 12noon, those who are having lunch should be seated between 12 and 1pm. The show will commence at 1.30pm approx, curtain down at 4pm.
'CELEBRATE THE LEGEND WHO IS JOE LONGTHORNE !'
What better way to celebrate the legendary Joe Longthorne’s Birthday than with him? The platinum-selling artist will be appearing in a matinee performance in the fabulous Viva Blackpool on the 31st May 2018.
His series of shows are destined to take you back down memory lane giving you an unforgettable performance, filled with live music, exceptional vocals, and star-studded charm.
The legendary Joe Longthorne said: "Over the years I've liked to celebrate and share my birthdays with a big show. This year I'm delighted to say I'll be celebrating back in my adopted hometown at Viva Blackpool.
We'll be presenting the opening afternoon of the "Joe Longthorne Music Hall Matinees' season on Thursday 31st May 2018. The Matinee is a new concept for me performing with the band and I'm really excited about it. We're looking forward to welcoming everyone at the shows, old faces and hopefully many new ones too."
Recognised as one of the most dynamic vocalists in Britain, Joe is set to bring back the much-missed flair of variety partnering with hilarious comedians making it a night not to be missed!
(This published on www.visitblackpool.com)
JOE IN ESSEX FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND CONCERTS
Joe's in great form and really looking forward to this weekend's concerts in Essex starting at Harlow tomorrow, The Circus Tavern on Saturday 4th May and The Vojan Ongar on Sunday 5th May, all accompanied by MD Andy Mudd and his 4 piece band.
Ticket details for Harlow and The Circus Tavern as follows, Sunday at The Vojan is sold out.
Friday 4th May 2018 Harlow Town FC.
Last few tickets available now M: 07496 194402.
Saturday 5th May 2018 The Circus Tavern Purfleet . Limited tickets available call for tickets M: 07792 633000
JOE'S BACK IN LONDON'S WEST END NOVEMBER 2018
Joe Longthorne returns to London's West End on Tuesday 27th November at 7.00pm
Joe performs at Leicester Square Theatre right in the heart of London's West End as part of his 50th Anniversary tour along with his band and singers.
There is no support act on this show, this is 2 hours of Joe doing what he does best...entertaining!
Tickets now on sale at the box office on 0207 734 2222 or follow the link to book tickets HERE
Don't miss this evening of class entertainment!
NEW ALBUM & TOUR NEWS
Joe really enjoyed his journey down to London last weekend for the concert at The Brick Lane Music Hall and had a great time seeing everyone there.
He’s spent time this week in the studio working on his ‘soon to be released’ album ‘Silver Years Volume 1’. The project, Joe’s first studio album for 10 years, is now well advanced and there will be more news on this very shortly. He’s thrilled with the tracks laid down so far and hopes that you will all enjoy his choice of songs.
The next leg of the ‘50th Anniversary Tour’ sees Joe heading back south to Essex for concerts at Harlow, The Circus Tavern and Chipping Ongar as follows:-
Friday 4th May 2018
Harlow Town FC ‘Charity Cabaret Night’ with Joe and his band, last few tickets available now T: 01279 443196. Tickets £30 to include the show and full buffet.
Saturday 5th May 2018
The Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex. Joe returns by popular demand with his band to this iconic venue, please call the Box Office for tickets T: 01708 863838.
Sunday 6th May 2018
The Vojan Restaurant Chipping Ongar. Joe with the band in cabaret. Tickets £45 to include show and a 3 course dinner with wine, last few tickets on sale now. T:07792 633000
JOE '50TH ANNIVERSARY' CONCERT BENIDORM 11 NOV 2018
Joe is returning to Benidorm, Spain for a special ‘One Night Only’ 50th Anniversary Concert on Sunday 11th November 2018. He will be accompanied by MD Andy Mudd and his band at The Marina Hotel Resort.
Ticket are £35 or €37 per person which includes the show and a basket meal. Book online now HERE For UK cheque payments and enquiries please call T: 01253 300121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Local booking in Benidorm available by contacting Graham Boland E:email@example.com T: 0034-634128157