Joe McElderry weekend show cancelled by Virgin Money Unity Arena - this is the rescheduled date

Thousands of fans have been left disappointed after Virgin Money Unity Arena cancelled the Love at the Musicals concert, which features South Shields singer Joe McElderry, due to ‘predicted bad weather’.

Joe McElderry pictured ahead of a show at the Sunderland Empire last year
Joe McElderry pictured ahead of a show at the Sunderland Empire last year

The show at the socially distanced arena, which starred X Factor winner Joe McElderry along with Sophie Evans and Collabro, was due to take place this afternoon (Sunday, August 23) but it has been rescheduled for next month.

Organisers have now announced the concert has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 12, making it the penultimate show this summer at the arena based at Newcastle Racecourse.

The early afternoon show, which will feature songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, Phantom of The Opera and West Side Story, will now be sandwiched between performances by Ronan Keating, on September 11, and Becky Hill, on September 13.

A spokesman for Virgin Money Unity Arena said: “Due to the predicted bad weather, Love at the Musicals featuring Joe McElderry, Sophie Evans and Collabro has been rescheduled and will now go ahead on Saturday, September 12.

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    "We apologise for any inconvenience caused but the safety of our audience, artists and staff are paramount! All tickets remain valid."

    Although disappointed many fans took to Twitter to share their support and are looking forward to next month’s rescheduled performance.

    One Twitter user said: “So sorry for you all. These times are out of our control but it will be fabulous when you finally take to that stage.”

    While another one wrote: “It is very much worth the slightly longer wait. It is a great show. Such beautiful voices.”

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