JB Convention: Saskatoon Expo
A last-minute addition to John's convention schedule, the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo have announced that John will be joining them this weekend, 20 and 21 September, at the Prairieland Park.
Full information and tickets are available from the event website:
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 Convention: Stan Lee's Comikaze 2014
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo has announced that John will be a Guest of Honor at their 2014 event in Los Angeles. The convention will be held from 31 October to 2 November at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Visit the convention's website for full information and to purchase tickets:
John is scheduled to attend on Saturday, 1 November and Sunday, 2 November.
11 September 2014
JB TV: National Lottery Stars 2014
Join John for a star-studded awards ceremony celebrating the UK's Lottery-funded projects. With performances by Pixie Lott and Ella Henderson, the show will be broadcaston BBC One on Friday, 19 September at 10.35pm (11.05pm on BBC One Scotland).
More information about the programme is on the BBC website:
JB TV: Pressure Pad
Following last week's exciting celebrity edition of Pressure Pad, the second series of the show is back on BBC One on weekdays from Monday, 8 September at 2.15pm.
John again hosts, as two teams go head-to-head to answer a series of general knowledge questions, while battling the pressure of the Pressure Pad.
More information about the new series is on the BBC website:
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.
JB TV: Celebrity Pressure Pad
Pressure Pad is back with a week of celebrity episodes from Monday, 1 September to Friday, 5 September at 2.15pm on BBC One. John will again present the high-tech quiz show as two teams are put under intense pressure by the Pressure Pad.
The first episode features team captains, TV presenters Sam and Mark, and singer Linda Nolan, as they compete to win cash for their chosen charities.
28 July 2014
Updated 29 July
JB Radio: The Art of Artists
Tonight's episode of The Art of Artists at 11.00pm on BBC Radio 2 will feature an hour-long documentary and interview with John about his life and career.
Listen live online wherever you are via the BBC website:
Update 29 July: If you missed the interview or would like to listen again, the programme is now available on the BBC iPlayer:
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.
25 January 2014
Scotland is better together as part of the UK
You can support the campaign for a strong Scotland in the UK here:
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.
22 October 2011
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.
11 October 2011
Updated 16 May
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.