South Shields’ Joe McElderry to perform celebration of music at hometown venue

Joe will be returning to The Customs House for a special show.

X Factor winner and Newcastle panto star Joe McElderry will perform his own music show at The Customs House in South Shields.

South Shields born Joe, will return to his hometown for an evening of entertainment, performing a show which has been named Celebrate the Music.

31-year-old Joe won television music show, The X Factor back in 2009 at only 18 years old, beating Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon for the top spot. His chart battle for the Christmas number one of that year was a historic pop culture moment, as he lost out to a 1992 rock song, Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine.

In the present day, Joe still works as a performer. Last year, he embarked on a UK tour named Freedom, which was in honour of George Michael and his biggest hits. He also returned to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal to perform in their 2022 pantomime, Cinderella. Joe played the role of The Fairy Godfather.

Celebrate The Music will take place on Sunday March 12, and Joe will perform two shows. The first show will take place at 2.30pm, and the second show will take place at 7.30pm.

After the news was announced via The Customs House’s Facebook page, excited fans of Joe took to the comments, tagging their friends in the comments. One person wrote: “Aww I love Joe”, while another tagged a friend and wrote: “This has your name all over it!”

Joe shared the announcement to his Instagram stories, and posted a caption that read: “More dates to be announced…”, hinting that The Customs House will release more dates in due course.

General tickets will be on sale this Friday, January 13 at 10am. Prices start from £28 per person. Tickets are available to purchase from The Customs House website. 

Tickets for the event are expected to sell out quickly, however you can get your hands on tickets earlier than general sale if you are a Friends of The Customs House member.

Joe McElderry steals the show at the Theatre Royal

Members are entitled to various benefits such as priority booking, lower prices on selected shows, 10% discount on food, monthly coffee mornings and more. The Friends of The Customs House pre-sale for Joe McElderry Celebrate The Music started today, (Wednesday January 11) at 10am. For more information on how to become a member please visit here.