Susan Boyle & Lionel Richie both announced to perform at Vatican Annual Christmas Concert


On Saturday 14 December in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall Susan Boyle and Lionel Richie will be among the international star appearing at the 27th edition of the Christmas Concert in the Vatican.

Also performing will be Bonnie Tyler, Elisa, Simone Cristicchi, Fabio Rovazzi, Noemi, Davide Merlini, guitarist Giorgio Albiani and the tenor Fabio Armiliato.

The Orchestra will be the Italian Cinema Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Renato Serio and Maestro Adriano Pennino.

This year, the event reflects Pope Francis’ commitment to the Amazon, to which the current Synod is dedicated.

Elton John announces further 2020 UK tour dates


Elton John today announces further European and UK dates to his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road World tour.

A further two nights have been added in London at The O2 (2nd November & 17th December), the eighth and ninth shows of the tour in London, and the first and last dates of The O2 run.

Additional European dates have been announced with new shows being added in Cologne (5th September 2020), Hamburg (12 & 13th September) and Berlin (17th & 18th October). Elton will also return to Scandinavia where he will perform in Stockholm (18th September), Helsinki (22th & 23th September) and Oslo (26th & 27th September). Alongside this Elton will return to Antwerp for another show (8th September), to Spain to play two nights in Barcelona (2nd & 3rd October) and return to Dublin for his fourth show of the tour (5th December).

The news of the new dates come as the tour passes its 124th show in Saskatoon.

Praise for the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour, May 2019:

“Rocket Man reaches the stars on his last ever trip” – The Guardian

***** (Five Stars)

“Perhaps the greatest showman of our times” - Daily Telegraph

***** (Five Stars)

“The show of his life” - The Times

***** (Five Stars)

“An indefatigable showman” - Daily Mail

***** (Five Stars)

“Couldn’t be going out on a higher high” - Attitude

***** (Five Stars)

“When Elton John plays a greatest hits set, they really are hits, they really are great, and they stay played” - Metro

***** (Five Stars)

“If you had to play an alien being just one example of an exuberant, joyous, generous pop music, you could make a great case for it being this” - The Face

Tickets for the new tour dates go on general sale on Thursday 10 October at 10AM from, AXS and

American Express Pre-sale will run from 10am on Tuesday 8 October until 9am on Thursday 10 October 2019 for all American Express Cardmembers. Eligible American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 10am on Tuesday 8 October 2019. Visit to book. T&Cs apply.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off in the U.S. over a year ago in September 2018, and has been greeted with a wealth of praise from critics and fans alike. The three year tour will consist of more than 350 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour and the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production takes his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before. Throughout the Farewell Yellow Brick road tour fans have also been given the chance to experience Elton’s tour in a unique and brand new way thanks to innovative UK tech startup PEEX. Providing a superior quality audio experience, PEEX enables fans to create their own enhanced five channel mix of the live concert sound, whilst remaining truly immersed in the energy of the performance.

2019 has already seen the release of 'Rocketman', a critically acclaimed epic fantasy musical motion picture of his life which has also been a huge box office smash, already taking close to $200m at the box office office. Elton’s forthcoming autobiography ‘Me’ will be published globally on 15th October. September 2019 saw Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps today as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton is one of only two individual music artists to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue.

World-renowned global icon Celine Dion announces September 2020 UK dates


One of the most immediately recognised and widely respected superstars in pop music history, Celine Dion, announces additional dates for her COURAGE WORLD TOUR, which includes new UK dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London in September 2020. The tour kicked off on 18 September in Québec City, which marks her first tour in the U.S. in over 10 years, and will include first-time appearances in Malta and Cyprus.

The COURAGE WORLD TOUR, which supports Celine’s first English album in 6 years, will see the global megastar return to UK shores following her phenomenal headline slot at British Summer Time, Hyde Park in July this year. The COURAGE WORLD TOUR marks her first tour in the UK since the critically acclaimed Celine Dion Live in 2017 which garnered much praise across the nation and cemented her status as one of the most renowned performers in the world.

Last week, Celine Dion released three new tracks, from her highly anticipated upcoming album also entitled Courage. “Imperfections,” “Lying Down,” and “Courage” represent an exciting new creative direction for Celine and fans will have a chance to hear songs from the new album throughout the journey of the COURAGE WORLD TOUR. Premiering today, is the video for “Imperfections” – watch below. Courage, an eclectic mixture of beautiful ballads and edgy up-tempo tracks, will be available everywhere on the 15 November and is available for pre-order now.


Tickets for the UK dates will go on sale to the public on Friday 4 October at 10am.

Members of Team Celine will have access to purchase tickets before the public through an advance pre-sale.

American Express® Pre-sale will run from 10am on Tuesday, 1 September until 10pm on Thursday, 3 September 2019 for all eligible American Express Cardmembers.

American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 10am on Tuesday, 1 September 2019. Visit to book for London and for Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. T&Cs apply.

Exclusive VIP packages will be available.


4 September - Manchester, Manchester Arena

8 September - Birmingham, Arena Birmingham

9 September - Birmingham, Arena Birmingham

11 September - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

12 September - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

17 September - London, The O2

18 September - London, The O2

Paul Young Confirmed to join Cher on the UK and Ireland leg of her Here We Go Again 2019 World Tour


Multi-talented Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning star Cher, has today announced that British 80’s icon, Paul Young will be joining her as a very special guest on the UK and Ireland dates of her Here We Go Again World Tour.  The legendary singer is set to delight UK fans when she plays shows in October and November - her first on UK and Irish shores for over 14 years.

Paul shot to fame with his formidably accomplished solo debut album, “NO PARLEZ” released in 83’ and included the number one single Wherever I Lay My Hat which maintained the number 1 spot for most of that summer followed by Come Back And Stay which maintained Paul’s presence at the top of the charts. With the release of his second album “The Secret Of Association” and the success of “Every Time You Go Away” his status as a world star was confirmed.

Speaking about the special guest slot, Paul Young said: 

“I am truly honoured and excited to be performing as special guest for the legendary Cher on her UK tour”

 Cher, who holds the UK Record for the biggest selling single of all time by a female artist for Believe, will treat audiences to an array of hits from her huge repertoire as well as new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher’s tribute to the music of ABBA –  which is out now. 

Launching her career in the 1960s as part of Sonny & Cher, the iconic superstar made unprecedented strides in what had long been a male-dominated industry and continues to reign supreme as one of the world's greatest entertainers.  A worldwide superstar for more than five decades, Cher has sold more than 100 million records and conquered more challenges than a handful of other talents combined – recording, concerts, film, Broadway acting, television and directing. In 2018, Cher returned to the big screen with a stunning performance in the mega-hit film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again followed by the release of her new album inspired by the movie, Dancing Queen. 

Sarah Darling announces special Christmas show in London


Following her appearance on BBC Breakfast on September 10th, Nashville-based, UK approved country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling announces her return to Union Chapel for a very special Christmas show on Monday 2 December. Having recently released her highly anticipated 5th studio album ‘Wonderland’, Sarah will be performing a mixture of old & new songs in addition to traditional Christmas records to celebrate the winter season.

Stateside Sarah has played the CMA Festival in Nashville, toured with stadium fillers Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Gill and Tim McGraw, and performed at the Grand Ole Opry over 90 times, in addition to being a frequent performer at the Bluebird Café. However, it is Sarah’s success in the UK that really highlights her triumphant career. 

“Britain has a special place in my heart, and the audiences have always been so warm and welcoming.”

 Through hard graft, years of UK tours, immersing herself in the nation’s country scene and being embraced by the musical and fan communities, her acceptance by UK country music has been comprehensive. The time spent absorbing the culture and music lead to the early decision to co-write with a host of top British songwriters. The result - a number 1 country album on the official charts and two British Country Music Award nominations for ‘International Touring Artist of the Year’ and ‘International Album’. Her undeniable popularity landed her top spots at some of the biggest UK country music festivals such as Nashville Meets London, FSA Fest, SummerTyne, Cambridge Folk Festival and the headliner position at the acclaimed British Country Music Festival on September 13th.

“Throughout this year, I've met so many wonderful new friends and fans in the UK.  I'm so excited to have my final performance of 2019 here in London at the beautiful Union Chapel - and hope to share the stage with some really special guests and close friends”

Special guests announced for Cher's Here We Go Again tour of Europe


Cher - The multi-talented Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY Award-winning icon, is set to delight fans with her Here We Go Again World Tour this September and October and today saw the announcement of who will be joining her as special guest across Europe.

Electro-pop singer Bright Light Bright Light joins Cher in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden whilst in Switzerland and Austria she is joined by Swiss pop artist Crimer.

Jonatha Brooke returns to London for very special one-off performance this September


It has been over five years since her last London show, but on Saturday 28 September, Jonatha Brooke will return to the stage with a very intimate performance at The Islington, London.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) 11 July at 9AM and are available to purchase via her website

Jonatha is touring in support of her new EP 'Imposter' which came out in April this year. Talking about her new album Jonatha says:

"The music business has morphed and convulsed even in the two years since my last release, 'Midnight. Hallelujah'. Most listeners are more interested in tracks than a 12 song CD, and streaming is the preferred way to access and consume music. So, I thought it time to try something different. I had 5 new songs that I loved. Why wait? Into the studio I went with a group of fabulous musicians here in Minneapolis. The result is my little EP, IMPOSTER. You can buy it, you can stream it, you can come hear it live at a gig and I’ll sign your CD in person!"

Elton John announces new London tour date for 2020


Elton John today announces a further 2020 arena date to his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. A seventh date has been added to the 2020 run at the O2 Arena, London on December 2 due to unprecedented demand.

The news of the new date comes as the tour passed its 100th show in Lille. Over 1.5 million people have now seen the show since it began in September. Tickets for the newly added O2 date go on general sale on Friday 5th July at 10.00AM and are available at, and

American Express® Pre-sale will run from 10am on Thursday 4 July until 10am on Friday 5 July 2019 for all American Express Cardmembers. Eligible American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of priority booking from 10am on Thursday 4 July 2019. Visit to book. T&Cs apply.