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20 March 2024
Update: 14 June

JB Concert Tour 2024: "Laid Bare"

John is thrilled to be embarking on a 18-date concert tour in October and November 2024. Tickets for this all-new, intimate show, looking at John's life in showbusiness, go on sale at 5.00pm on Monday, 25 March.

Update 9 May: John has added a new date for his tour and will additionally be bringing his show to the Embassy Theatre, Skegness on 8 November. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 10 May.

Check out the full schedule for the tour:

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14 June 2024

JB Convention: Auckland, New Zealand

John is in Auckland, New Zealand on 14-16 June at the Auckland Showgrounds for a great weekend of meeting with fans and having fun! Tickets on sale at:

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15 April 2024

JB Convention and After Hours Event: Pop Con, Indianapolis

John is off to Indianapolis for Pop Con on 26-28 April. Get your tickets now for this great weekend of fandom fun at the Indiana Convention Center! For more information and tickets, visit the event website:

Plus, John will be hosting a very special "After Hours" concert and after party at the Dugout Bar, 621 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis on Saturday, 27 April. Tickets on sale now!

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9 April 2024

JB Convention: Oz Comic Con, Melbourne, Australia

John will be visiting his Aussie fans on 8-9 June for Oz Comic Con at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It promises to be a terrific weekend of signings, photo ops and of course John's unforgettable Q&A!

For more information and tickets, visit the event website:

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14 March 2024

JB Convention: Comic Con North East, Newcastle, UK

John will be returning to the UK to meet fans at the North East's biggest fan convention. Come along to the Utilita Arena in Newcastle on 13 and 14 April for a great weekend of signings, photo ops and John's totally unique Q&A!

For more information and tickets, go to the event website:

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6 November 2023

JB Convention: FanExpo San Francisco

Come along to the Moscone Center West on 24 to 26 November for a great weekend of fandom and fun! John will be there the whole weekend for autograph signings, photo ops and, of course, his now-legendary Q&A!

For more information and tickets, go to the event website:

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5 September 2023

JB Convention: Comic Con Africa, Johannesburg

John will be flying south to Johannesburg for Comic Con Africa at the JHB Expo Center on 23-25 September. Get your tickets now for a great weekend of fan meets, signings, photo ops and that legendary JB panel!

For more information and tickets, go to the event website:

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1 August 2023

JB with the Dreamcoat Stars!

John is delighted to announce that he'll be a Special Guest Star on the Dreamcoat Stars UK tour, appearing at the Folkestone (17 October), Swansea (19 October) and Stoke-on-Trent (21 October) shows. Buy your tickets now, as they'll go fast!

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31 January 2023
Updated 21 June

JB Convention: Fanboy Expo Knoxville TN

Unfortunately, John is no longer able to attend Fanboy Expo in Knoxville due to work commitments. Check out his message at:

Original post: Head to the Knoxville Convention Center in July for some fandom fun! John will be at the event on 8-9 July for signings, photo ops (and cosplay photo ops!) and his now-legendary panel. Not to be missed!

For more information and tickets, go to the event website:

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13 June 2023

JB Convention: Washington State Summer Con

Kick off your summer with a visit to the Washington State Summer Con at the Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, WA on 23-25 June. John will be there all three days. Tickets are on sale from:

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21 May 2023

JB Convention: Montreal Comic Con

John will be a guest at this year's Montreal Comic Con, at the Palais des Congres in July. He will be there on 15-16 July for photo ops, signings and his uniquely fabulous panel! Tickets are on sale from:

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13 May 2023

JB Convention: Con Kasterborous, Huntsville AL

Tickets are now on sale for Con Kasterborous 2023, taking place at the Holiday Inn, Research Park, Huntsville AL, on 10-11 June. Join John for a great weekend of fandom fun - signing sessions, photo ops and a very special JB panel! Get your tickets from:

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12 April 2023

JB Convention: El Paso Comic Con, El Paso TX

The El Paso Convention Center will be hosting the annual comic Con on 21-23 April and John will be there! He will be doing photo ops, signing sessions and of course his legendary panel! Tickets are on sale now:

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18 March 2023

JB Convention: GalaxyCon Richmond VA

John will be at GalaxyCon Richmond VA next weekend, for all three days of this festival of fandom on 24-26 March. He'll be meeting fans for signing, photo ops and, of course, he'll present his legendary panel!

Tickets are on sale on the event website:

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15 March 2023

JB Convention: Geek'd Con - Shreveport LA

Come along and geek out at the annual Geek'd Con in Shreveport LA on 18-20 August. There'll be signings, photo ops and John's unique and now-legendary panel!

Check out the event website for all the info you need:

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8 March 2023

JB Convention: Comic Con Scotland - Edinburgh

John will be going back home to Scotland in October. He'll be a guest a Comic Con Scotland at the Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh on 7-8 October. A great way to spend the weekend! There'll be signings, photo ops and John's legendary panel!

For tickets and full information about the convention go to:

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3 March 2023

JB Convention: Northern Ireland Comic Con

One for fans in the UK or maybe who fancy a trip to Northern Ireland! John will be a guest a Northern Ireland Comic Con on 9-10 September at the Eikon Centre, Lisburn. Come along and have a weekend of fandom fun!

Tickets and full information about the event are at:

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22 February 2023

JB Convention: Pensacon, Pensacola

The Pensacola Bay Center will be hosting Pensacon on 24-26 February and John will be there to meet fans, sign autographs, do photo-ops and of course, for his legendary panel!

For more information and tickets, go to:

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19 December 2022

Update on John's Concert Tour

Message from John:

"It is with huge regret that we have decided to cancel the UK tour. Unfortunately, ticket sales in certain parts of the UK have been slow, and with the increased costs of touring it is no longer economically viable to continue. This is a decision that has not been taken lightly, and I know many of my fans will be very upset, as am I. Personally I am devastated and like many people I have found the last years extremely difficult, possibly the hardest few years of my life. When it gets tough it is sometimes better to stop and re-evaluate and that is exactly what I am going to do.
I am so sorry to all my fans."

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27 November 2022

JB Convention: GalaxyCon Columbus

Fancy some pre-Christmas fun?! John will be at GalaxyCon in Columbus OH on 2-4 December for autograph signings, photo ops (including a very special cosplay photo op) and his always-crazy panel at 3.30pm on Saturday, 3 December. You won't want to miss it!

Tickets are now on sale from:

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19 November 2022

JB CD: Centre Stage

John's new album Centre Stage is out now on the Westway Music label! Buy now from:

Check out John's You Tube Channel for behind-the-scenes video from the recording of the new album!

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28 September 2022

JB CD: Centre Stage

John will release his new album Centre Stage on 11 November on the Westway Music label. Backed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this album takes us back to where it all started and the genre that made John a star: musical theatre.

Centre Stage features ten of his personal favourites from musicals such as Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Funny Girl, The Bridges of Madison County, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Godspell, amongst others.

The album's release is preceded by the release of Heart of Stone as a single on 21 October. This extraordinary duet from the musical comedy phenomenon Six the Musical features the show's original West End star Natalie Paris as John's special guest.

Looking forward to the album's release, John said, "This album has brought me back to my first love and it was quite hard choosing the tracks. I didn't want to do the typical ‘musical theatre album’, I wanted to take you on a journey through my life, career and my passions with the songs I've chosen. I think I've done exactly what I set out to achieve, and I hope you will love it as much as I loved putting it together. I hope that every day you will be inspired to burst into song and help make the world a better place!"

Pre-order the album now at:

Click on the link for the single Heart of Stone:

Check out John's You Tube Channel for behind-the-scenes video from the recording of the new album!

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28 September 2022

JB Convention: Rhode Island Comic Con

Come to Providence for the 10th Anniversary of the "Biggest Show In The Smallest State". John will be at the Rhode Island Comic Con on 5-6 November for an event full of fandom fun, including John's unique panel!

Tickets are now on sale from:

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13 August 2022

JB Convention: Winnipeg Comic Con

John will be back in Canada on 29-30 October for the Winnipeg Comic Con at the RBC Convention. There will be opportunities for autographs, photo ops and his unique, and not-to-be-missed panel!

Tickets are now on sale from:

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28 July 2022

JB Convention: Tampa Bay Comic Con

John is heading to Tampa Bay Comic Convention this weekend, 29-31 July. Come along and say hello, get an autograph, selfie or photo op and of course there will be his not-to-be-missed, infamous One Man Panel!

Tickets are now on sale from:

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14 May 2022

JB Convention: FanFusion, Phoenix AZ

John will be at the FanFusion Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center on 27-29 May, as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of bringing fans the best of pop culture!

Tickets are now on sale from:

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25 March 2022

JB TV: All Star Musicals

All Star Musicals is back! Hosted by John and with a star-studded line-up of hopeful celebrities vying to be crowned the star of their favourite musical, this is a show not to be missed. Tune in at 7.30pm on Sunday, 3 April on ITV or watch on the ITV Hub. John will be joined by judges Elaine Paige, Trevon Dion Nicholas and Samantha Barks.

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24 March 2022

JB Convention: Colorado Springs Comic Con, CO

Colorado Springs is hosting its Comic Con in August at the Broadmoor World Arena, offering signings, photo ops and panels and much fandom fun! John will be there on 20-21 August.

Tickets are now on sale from:

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17 March 2022

JB Convention: FedCon30, Bonn, Germany

Take a trip to the lovely German city of Bonn for the 30th Anniversary of FedCon! John will be there on 4-5 June for photo ops, signings, special meet and greets and, billed as the highlight of the con - John's panel!

For more information and tickets go to:

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22 February 2022

JB music: New album coming soon!

John has recorded a brand new album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring musical theatre songs he loves to perform. He has signed to new record label Westway Music.

Neil O'Brien, founder of Westway Music, said: "I have worked with John since 2007, primarily with live concerts and touring and when I formed Westway in 2020, I always felt that it could be a good home for his many talents. To be able to produce an album of musical theatre songs with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London will make this one of our key releases for this year and something I am very excited about."

More information about the new album will be released soon.

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22 November 2021

JB TV: Lorraine

John will join Lorraine on her show on ITV on Tuesday, 23 November. Tune in from 9.00 to ITV or STV or catch up on +1 or the ITV Hub.

15 December 2021

JB to host All Star Musicals

Following the two previous successful All Star Musicals shows, ITV will be recording two special programmes for broadcast around Christmas and in the New Year. John will again host, with Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks and Trevor Dion Nicholas as judges. To read more about the shows, visit the ITV website at:

If you'd like the chance to be in the audience for the recording of these great shows, you can apply for audience tickets at:

The recordings will be on Monday, 1 and Tuesday, 2 November at The Troubadour, Wembley Park, London. Sign up now for what will be a wondeful show of musical theatre songs!

2 April 2021

Scammer alert!

Please be aware that scammers are out in force at the moment. Multiple fake accounts have been showing up on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, to try to con fans and defraud them.

The latest scheme starts with a brazen fraudster pretending to be John and sending Instagram PMs warning about scammers, and sounds plausible. The scammer asks the fan to chat on Hangouts or WhatsApp, and then asks for money.

Please alert your friends and fan groups. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the webteam at:

25 February 2021

John Barrowman Live at the Royal Albert Hall

John's concert Live at the Royal Albert Hall is now available to stream worldwide on Broadway HD. Sign up for a free 7-day trial at:

23 February 2021

John chats to Lulu

Fellow Scot, Lulu, invited John to join her for a chat on her live Instagram feed. Their conversation is available on Instagram at:

10 February 2021

John on Emma Forbes' Podcast

John has been chatting to his friend, Emma Forbes, for her "Life and Soul" podcast. Grab a cuppa and listen in on their conversation at the link below.

2 December 2020


Do you like tales of magic, adventure, and fantasy? Are you a fan of terrific comic novels? Check out Acursian, by Erika Lewis, Carole Barrowman and John! The complete collection, previously released in serial form, is now available as a book and it would be a great gift - or you could treat yourself.

Available for purchase from Legendary Comics, any online book retailer, or check out your local bookstore.

3 October 2020

Convention Update

As the pandemic situation continues to restrict mass events, FedCon 29 and Winnipeg Comic Con are unable to be held as scheduled. FedCon 29 has been cancelled. Winnipeg ComicCon has been postponed to 29-31 October 2021. Guests will be confirmed nearer the time.

2 July 2020

JB appointed President of TRIC

During the livestreamed TRIC (the Television and Radio Industries Club) Summer Drinks event on Thursday, 2 July, outgoing President Lorraine Kelly announced that John was taking over the role. John has nominated the charity "akt", which provides support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

Read more about the work of TRIC at:

20 June 2020

Beautiful City - A Tribute to the NHS

John recently introduced and performed "Beautiful City", alongside other musical stars, in a tribute to the NHS and keyworkers, organised by Scots in the City. Watch the video on YouTube at:

12 June 2020

John is now on Cameo!

If you've ever wanted a personal video message from John, as a treat for yourself, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to send a supportive message to a friend, now's your chance! John has joined the Cameo platform to send video messages to fans.

Check out the details at:


A reminder about private messages from John. 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 an official Facebook page, plus Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the posts from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As.


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.