JB Convention: Planet Comicon 2015
John is off to Kansas City for the Planet Comicon event in March. The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center, Bartle Hall, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City MO 64105 from 13-15 March.
Check out the event website for details and to buy tickets:
JB Charity: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
John is a celebrity ambassador for the UK charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. He has sponsored an adorable cocker spaniel puppy called Merry as a gift for his husband, Scott, this Christmas. John said:
"Scott and I love dogs. We've always had two or three in the family so when I had the opportunity to add one more to our brood, I couldn't resist. I've sponsored a puppy called Merry for Scott this Christmas. Scott will get regular updates, lots of adorable photos, and the best part is that this Christmas present will be a gift that will change the life of a deaf person.
When I experienced going deaf for the day, I was anxious and isolated. When Merry grows up, she'll not only help make a deaf person’s life safer, she'll also bring them companionship. We're going to have a very MERRY Christmas!"
If you'd like to sponsor a puppy, for yourself or as a gift, visit the Hearing Dogs webaite:
31 October 2014
JB TV: Loose Women
John will be a guest on the ITV chat-show, Loose Women, on Monday, 1 December. The show airs on ITV (UK) from 12.30-1.30pm.
If you'd like to be in the studio audience, contact SRO Audiences for free tickets (over 16s only):
26 October 2014
JB TV: Small Animal Hospital
John presents a new series for Channel 4 (UK) featuring the work of Glasgow University's Veterinary Hospital as they look after the sick animals in their care.
Small Animal Hospital will air at 1.40pm on Channel 4 on weekdays from Monday, 3 November to Friday, 21 November, with repeats at 2.40pm on Channel 4+1 and at 6.00pm on Channel 4-7.
JB Convention: Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2015
John will head back to the Lone Star State next year for the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. This event, taking place on 7-8 February, will be held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX 75039.
Full details of guests, accommodation and tickets are on the event website:
MBE Investiture Ceremony
John is at Buckingham Palace this morning (14 October) to receive his award of the MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) which was announced in HM The Queen's Birthday Honours 2014. He is accompanied at the ceremony by husband, Scott, and parents, John and Marion Barrowman.
For general information about the ceremony, go to the website of the British Monarchy:
9 October 2014
JB TV: Arrow Season 3
The third season of the hit superhero show Arrow launched on the US channel The CW on 8 October and will continue to air on Wednesdays at 8/7c. Calle 13 (Spain) started airing the third season from 15 October at 10.25pm
Sky 1 in the UK will show the new episodes from Thursday, 30 October at 8.00pm
JB Convention: Ottawa Pop Expo
John will visit Canada's capital next month where he'll be Guest of Honour at the Ottawa Pop Expo. The event is being held at the EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 2N6 on Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 November. John is currently scheduled to attend both days.
Visit the Expo's website for full details of guests, accommodation and to purchase tickets:
JB Concert Tour 2015 - Additional dates
Four additional concerts have been confirmed for John's You Raise Me Up tour next year. Tickets for the additional dates will go on general sale from 10.00am on Friday, 19 September.
The additional tour dates are:
Wednesday 10 June - Leicester De Montfort Hall
- Friday 12 June - Cambridge Corn Exchange
- Saturday 13 June - Guildford G Live
- Monday 15 June - Oxford New Theatre
Book tickets online from Friday, 19 September at:
JB and CB Convention: NC Comicon 2014
John and Carole will be at the NC Comicon in Durham, North Carolina.
The convention will be held at the Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701 on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 November 2014.
Visit the convention's website for further information and to purchase tickets:
John and Carole are currently scheduled to attend on both days.
JB Convention: Emerald City Comic Con 2015
Emerald City Comic Con have confirmed that John will be the Guest of Honour at their 2015 event.
The convention will be held at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350 on 27-29 March 2015.
Visit the convention's website for further information and to purchase tickets:
John is currently scheduled to attend on all three days. This is subject to professional commitments.
JB and CB Convention: Fantasticon Milwaukee
John and Carole will attend the Fantasticon Convention, taking place from 24-26 October 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, Milwaukee.
As well as the usual autographs and photo ops, there will also be a very special "Cabaret and Karaoke" event with John on Saturday, 25 October. Places are limited to 100, so get in quickly if you want the chance to chat with John, and maybe demonstrate your singing talent!
For full details of the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the convention website at:
John is currently scheduled to attend on 25 and 26 October.
22 February 2014
Updated 17 July
JB and CB Books: The Book of Beasts
Carole Barrowman has announced that the third novel in the Hollow Earth series, again co-authored with John, will be titled The Book of Beasts.
Update 17 July: The Book of Beasts is now out in the UK and is available from Amazon UK:
We do not yet have information on publication in other countries.
30 June 2014
Updated 1 July
JB CD: You Raise Me Up - Out Now!
John's new CD, You Raise Me Up is released today. The album features new arrangements of tracks that map out John's career, including some of his favourite songs such as "Mandy", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "A Thousand Years" and the title track, "You Raise Me Up".
Order online now from Amazon UK, Amazon US and iTunes:
Update 1 July: In the UK, You Raise Me Up is now also available from HMV, Asda, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco (where it is Album of the Week!).
JB Concert Tour 2015
John is excited to announce that he will be touring the UK with his You Raise Me Up Tour in May and June 2015. Tickets will go on general sale from 10.00am on Friday, 27 June.
The tour will visit:
Saturday 16 May - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
- Sunday 17 May - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
- Tuesday 19 May - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
- Wednesday 20 May - Sheffield City Hall
- Friday 22 May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
- Saturday 23 May - Bournemouth BIC
- Sunday 24 May - London Palladium
- Tuesday 26 May - Ipswich Regent
- Wednesday 27 May - York Barbican
- Friday 29 May - Blackpool Opera House
- Saturday 30 May - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
- Sunday 31 May - Brighton Dome
- Tuesday 2 June - Edinburgh Playhouse
- Thursday 4 June - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
- Saturday 6 June - Birmingham Symphony Hall
- Monday 8 June - Gateshead Sage
13 June 2014
John Barrowman MBE
John is delighted and honoured to have been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in HM The Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to light entertainment and to charity. Read the official announcement on the BBC website and for more information on the Honours system, see the link below.
15 May 2014
JB TV: Arrow S3: Merlyn promoted to regular
At today's Upfront presentation of the channel's new season TV shows, The CW announced that John would return as Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer in Season 3 of Arrow - and he is to be promoted to series regular.
Read more about Arrow on the official websites for The CW and Sky:
JB Panto 2014-15: Cinderella
The SECC and QDos Pantomimes have announced that the 2014-15 panto at the Clyde Auditorium will be Cinderella, with John leading the cast as the loveable and cheeky Buttons! The production also stars The Krankies, with Jimmy playing Button's brother, Zip, and Ian as Baron Hardup.
John said, "For the fifth year running we're back in Glasgow! I'm so excited to be back with Janette and Ian Krankie in our panto home, and to be tackling the role of Buttons in Cinderella. So come on girls, bring your glass slipper and find your Prince!"
Cinderella replaces the previously advertised Robin Hood and will run from Saturday, 13 December 2014 to Sunday, 4 January 2015. Tickets are now available from the SECC Box Office, or from TicketSOUP:
Tickets already booked remain valid for Cinderella. If you have any queries, please contact TicketSOUP.
26 November 2013
JB TV - Pet Hospital
Channel 4 have announced that John will host a new show about the work of Glasgow University's School of Veterinary Medicine, with the working title John Barrowman's Pet Hospital. The show looks at the world of pets struggling with an array of ailments and highlights first-hand how a team of specialists come to their rescue
Channel 4 have not yet announced an air date.
A request from John
Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.
All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.
A reminder about online chats. They're not John!
Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has set up a Facebook page and he also uses Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the tweets from his fans when he's able to.