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21 April 2015

JB TV: The Paul O'Grady Show and Lorraine

In the run-up to his You Raise Me Up concert tour, John will be a guest on the following TV shows:

The Paul O'Grady Show: Friday, 8 May at 5.00pm on ITV. This show will be pre-recorded on Wednesday, 6 May at 12.30pm at the London Studios. For tickets to be in the studio audience, visit:

Lorraine: Tuesday, 12 May at 8.30am on ITV.

20 December 2014
Updated 9 April
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JB Convention: Dragon Con 2015

Dragon Con have confirmed that John will be joining their guest line-up for their 2015 event, scheduled for 4 to 7 September. The venue is the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta GA 30303.

Check out the event website for details and to buy tickets:

The exact days of John's attendance will depend on filming commitments.

Update 9 April: John's sister and co-author, Carole E Barrowman, will join him at DragonCon.

13 March 2015
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JB Convention: Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con

Viva Las Vegas! John will visit Nevada in June to headline the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con at the South Point Hotel and Casino. The event takes place on 19-21 June. John is expected to attend on the Saturday and Sunday.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event website at:

24 February 2015

JB Convention: Shore Leave 37

John will be off to Maryland in August for the Shore Leave 37 sci-fi convention. The event will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 from 7-9 August. John is expected to attend on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 August.

For full details about the convention and to buy tickets, visit the Shore Leave website:

21 February 2015
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JB and CB Books: Book of Beasts US Release

Book of Beasts, the third book in John and Carole's Hollow Earth series of fantasy/scifi novels for young people, will be released in the US on 6 October.

The Hollow Earth series is published in the US by Aladdin, a division of Simon & Schuster. Book of Beasts is now available for pre-order from Amazon US:

15 February 2015
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JB Convention: Wizard World Fort Lauderdale

John will be at the Wizard World event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in October. This convention will be held at the Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 from 2-4 October. John is expected to attend on Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 October.

To find out more about the event and to buy tickets, visit the Wizard World website:

19 January 2015
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JB Convention: Miracle Day 2

John will be joining the line-up for the Torchwood Convention, Miracle Day 2, at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, London Heathrow. The event will take place from 8-10 May. John is expected to be there on the Saturday and Sunday.

For all the information you need about the event, and to buy tickets, visit the Convention website:

6 January 2015
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JB Radio: New Magic FM Show

John now has his own radio show. He will present a weekly entertainment-driven music and features show on Sunday evenings, starting 11 January from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Magic FM is on 105.4FM (London), DAB Digital Radio (UK-wide), Sky (180), Freeview (715) and Virgin Media (928), or via the Magic website:

Or check out the Magic App for iPhone, Android or Blackberry:

22 December 2014
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JB Convention: Montreal Comiccon 2015

John will be visiting Montreal next summer as Guest of Honour at the Montreal Comiccon. The event will be held at the Palais de Congrès, Montreal, from 3-5 July. John will be there on Saturday, 4 July and Sunday, 5 July.

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

4 November 2014
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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:

14 October 2014
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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:

15 September 2014
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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:

22 February 2014
Updated 17 July
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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
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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!).

24 June 2014
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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:

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.

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