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JOE LONGTHORNE TOUR DATES 2019

11th December 2018
Please check out the Events section on the website for all Joe's 2018/2019 concerts, more being announced and added on a daily basis....

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JOE IN HULL NEW DATE 3RD JAN 2019

29th November 2018
We are really sorry to announce that Joe’s concert at The New Theatre Hull is postponed until 3rd January 2019. Joe was affected by a col...

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11
Dec

JOE LONGTHORNE TOUR DATES 2019

Please check out the Events section on the website for all Joe's 2018/2019 concerts, more being announced and added on a daily basis.

29
Nov

JOE IN HULL NEW DATE 3RD JAN 2019

We are really sorry to announce that Joe’s concert at The New Theatre Hull is postponed until 3rd January 2019. Joe was affected by a cold/throat infection. He looks forward to seeing everyone at The New Theatre on the new date.

26
Nov

DECEMBER TOUR DATES UPDATE

We’re very pleased to say that Joe’s feeling much better after having to take a few days out with a throat infection. He’s rested up this week and is now feeling ready to get the show back on the road for the last 3 weeks of his 50th Anniversary Tour 2018.

Out of the 8 concerts remaining, 4 are totally ‘sold out’ now with 4 having limited tickets only left so please book early if you wish to attend any of these .

Tues 27 November 2018 Leicester Square Theatre T: 020 7734 2222
Wed 28 November 2018 NewTheatre Hull T: 01482 300 306
Wed 5 December 2018 Elmas Lymm SOLD OUT
Sun 9th December 2018 Viva Blackpool T: 01253 297297
Tues 11 December 2018 BellaVista Rochdale SOLD OUT
Fri 14 December 2018 3 Kings West Bromwich SOLD OUT
Sat 15th December 2018 Lytham Hall SOLD OUT
Sun 16th December 2018 Lytham Hall M: 07929 746032

Joe really looks forward to seeing everyone at these remaining 2018 shows before he takes a well earned winter break.

Full details of these dates and many of his 2019 engagements already announced can be found in our 'EVENTS" section.

09
Nov

JOE'S IN SPAIN AHEAD OF HIS BENIDORM 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Joe has flown over to Spain earlier this week ahead of this Sunday's 50th Anniversary concert at The Marina Hotel Resort Benidorm.
He is feeling really great after a good flight over from the UK and is now relaxing and preparing for the show. Last few tickets available for the show now online at buytickets.at/tmevents/159069 or call M: 07957 355174

09
Nov

JOE LONGTHORNE MBE 'MUSIC FRAMES'

Hi,

As part of Joe’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations we are pleased to announce news of a very exclusive offer as follows:-
The original sheet music for a selection of Joe’s greatest songs expertly & custom framed. Choose from the list below or request your favourite Joe song and get in touch by emailing vip@joelongthornembe.co.uk.
These pieces of music are all one off’s from Joe’s own archive hence the exclusivity of each music frame, price on application.


Love Is All
You're The Best Thing
When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New
So Deep Is The Night
Mary In The Morning
My Funny Valentine
We Don't Cry Out Loud
How Do You Keep The Music Playing
I Will Drink The Wine
I Believe I'm Gonna Love You
If You Love Me
Hurt
Always On My Mind
My Mothers Eyes
Somewhere
I Wanna Be Where You Are
If I Only Had Time
You'll Never Know
As I Love You
If I Never Sing Another Song

23
Oct

JOE LONGTHORNE 'LIVE' BENIDORM SPAIN #50ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Joe Longthorne is to perform a special '50th Anniversary' concert in Benidorm Spain next month on 11th November 2018.

Joe will be accompanied as always by his band under the direction of MD Andy Mudd and his special guest is Comedy Hypnotist Gareth Fulton.This is a 'one night only' event and the last few tickets are now available.
Tickets are priced at £35 or 37 Euros to include the show and a basket meal and can be booked online http://buytickets.at/tmevents/159069 or contact tmeventsuk@gmail.com for further booking options.
There is a 20% discount on offer for Blackpool residents please quote VIVA on booking.

03
Oct

THE LATE MR MICHAEL BLACK

Very sad to learn that Mr Michael Black has passed away. How wonderful to have been acquainted with him through the years and performed at many of his engagements.

Deepest sympathies and condolences to Julie, all his family and loved ones.

Never will he be forgotten.

Joe Longthorne & Jamie Moran

01
Oct

ADIEU CHARLES !

It is very sad to hear today of the passing of one of my all time favourite artists Charles Aznavour.

This man was one of the greatest exponents of 'La Chanson Francaise' for over 7 decades, with such a unique, colossal talent for songwriting and performance on the world's stage in many different languages, crossing the barriers of borders and cultures.

RIP Charles & 'merci beaucoup' for all your music.

God Bless Joe x

29
Sep

JOE 'ONE NIGHT ONLY' 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT BENIDORM 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 M: 07957 355174 for other options.

Local booking in Benidorm available by contacting Graham Boland E:grahamboland.freshradio@gmail.com T: 0034-634128157.
For all general enquiries please e mail vip@joelongthornembe.co.uk.

27
Aug

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

03
Aug

'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

09
Jul

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

07
Jul

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.

23
Jun

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.

15
Jun

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.