It has been announced today that Murray Head had to leave the cast of Chess due to personal reasons. His role will be played by Cedric Neal. Read more about it here.
Classic BRIT Awards and Radio 2 posted: 29/03/18
On Wednesday, 13 June Michael and Alfie will be performing at the Classic BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert. You can buy tickets here.
Also, if you can't make it in person, ITV will broadcast the Awards on 17 June.
And on Good Friday, 30 March, between 12noon and 2pm Michael will host a special on BBC Radio 2, celebrating the music and career of Andrew Lloyd Webber for his 70's birthday. Read all about it here.
Radio News posted: 18/03/18
On Satruday, 14 April Michael will be interviewed on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show between 10am and 1pm.
Media News posted: 12/03/18
More media appearances:
On Tuesday, 13 March Michael will be interviewed on Steve Wright in the Afternoon between 2 and 5pm on BBC Radio 2.
And on Monday, 26 March Michael will be one of the guests on ITV's Loose Women between 12:30 and 1:30pm.
TV News posted: 27/02/18
Some TV appearances to keep an eye on:
On Saturday, 3 March Michael and Alfie will be guests on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in their End of the Show Show. It will be aired at 7:00pm on ITV.
On Friday, 9 March Michael will once more be the co-host of BBC One's The One Show (7pm).
And finally on Sunday, 11 March Michael and Alfie will appear with two songs onSir Bruce: A Celebration on BBC One. No air time known as yet.
Michael to star in ENO's Chess posted: 16/02/18
I know it's possibly been the worst kept secret in showbiz but I'm so happy to confirm I'll be playing Anatoly in Chess at the London Coliseum starting April 26th. It's a limited 5 week run and tickets are on sale now from https://t.co/agnAtVlWX5 So bloody excited xxx https://t.co/16IegFc3ZQ
The first West End production of Chess since 1986 is to star Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson. This epic musical love story will open at the London Coliseum on Thursday 26 April 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season.
On Friday, 9 February Michael and Alfie will appear on telly in Japan to promote their album and concerts. It will be on NHK between 8:15am and 9:55am local time, 11.15pm-12.55am UK time (on Thursday 8th February).
And on Tuesday, 27 February Michael's appearance on Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year' will air between 8pm-9pm.
Many thanks to Mark Witchell for keeping us up to date!
News Round-up posted: 07/12/17 UPDATED 10/12/2017
It's been a bit of a hectic time with our weekend trip to the UK, full-time work and Christmas coming up. But here now finally a round-up with all the latest news:
A third (!) concert for Tokyo was announced for Monday, 12 February 2018. Read abut it here.
Furthermore, they will be releasing a charity single on December 15th:
"After landing last year's Christmas Number 1 album, Together, and bagging another chart-topping collection earlier this month, Together Again, Ball & Boe are fast-becoming a British Christmas institution.
This year, in the name of a good cause, the pair have set their sights on a Christmas Number 1 single, teaming up with Gareth Malone, Imelda Staunton, Jason Manford and even more celebs to be confirmed, to record a cover of Morecambe and Wise's Bring Me Sunshine. Proceeds from the release will go to the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity." (source)
And there are a couple of media appearances to keep an eye/ear on:
On Friday, 15 December Michael and Alfie will be joining Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show (6:30-9:30am).
The broadcast date for the Royal Variety Performance has changed. It was originally set for 17 December but is now shown on Tuesday, 19 December at 7.30pm on ITV 1.
And finally on Friday, 29 December, Michael and Alfie will be on The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime.
UPDATE: Also on this day, BBC Radio 2 will air Michael and Alfie's Glasgow concert in Friday Night in Music Night at 8pm.
Video Clip Strictly posted: 14/11/17
More Appearances posted: 14/11/17
Michael and Alfie recorded an appearance for ITV's A Night For The Emergency Services programme which will air on 21 December (they sang Bring Him Home).
And if you can't get enough of the dynamic duo you can go to London's Regent Street on 16 November for their Christmas lights switch-on event where they will be performing among other guests.Read more here.
The One Show and more TV posted: 04/11/17
Some busy news time over the last couple of hours, so let's get everything together (again :-)):
The One Show: Presenting
Michael will sit in as a presenter for The One Show again. You can watch him between 13 and 15 November (Monday to Wednesday). Should we have him more often on there we'll keep you informed.
Strictly Come Dancing
Michael and Alfie will be recording their appearance on 18 November, to be aired in the results show on 19 November. It's simultaneously the Blackpool week.
They will go live on air on 14 December at 1:30 on ITV.
A nght for the Emergency Services
Michael will take part in this and it will be shown on ITV later on. The airdate is still to be confirmed.
Together Again No. 1! posted: 03/11/17
May we present: The New No 1 of the Official UK album charts:
And to top it off: Together re-entered the charts at 36!
Congratulations Mr. Ball and Mr. Boe. So well done and so deserved.
TV appearances posted: 01/11/17
Today we have a couple of news for you and most a bt short notice.
Live-Chat today (2 November at 6:30pm. Should you want to be in with a chance
to have your question read, please visit Michael's Facebook page and reply there. The Live Chat will happen from his Facebook Page as well.
Michael and Alfie to perform at the Royal Variety Show. The show will take place at the London Palladium on Friday, 24 November. As soon as we have the airdate, we will let you know.
Should you wish to attend, there are unfortunately no regular tickets left. You can buy combined tickets for Show and After show party here, but be aware, they are defo on the pricy side.
TV appearances posted: 28/10/17
A couple of more TV appearances:
02/11/2017: BBC Breakfast on BBC One (6-9:15am)
07/11/2017: Lorraine on ITV (8:30-9:25am)
07/11/2017: Pride of Britain on ITV (8pm) (taking place 31 October)
Michael Ball OBE - World Record Holder posted: 27/10/17
Michael and Alfie have a new title for their collection: World Record Holder
Prior to them, Westlife did most Signing Events of a group for an Album within 36 hours. They did 5. Michael and Alfie managed to get 5 within 24 hours (well or even 12 hours, if we are honest). Congratulations to Michael and Alfie, well done.
Find the highlights here below. And if you want to see the whole madness, find (felt) half a million posts on our Facebook group :-).
5 stores, 610 fans & many many miles have led to this!
Those fortunate enough to have been at the recording of Michael's and Alfie's new ITV special were told, it will probably air on Sunday, 29 October at 9pm. So tune in or set your recorder.
Photo credit: Mr Alfie Boe (on Twitter)
Together Again & TV Show posted: 19/09/17
We just got back from our holiday in the remote Scottish Highlands and all kinds of news happened!
So, we now have not only the cover of Together Again and a new release date (27 October instead of 10 November) but also the track list as was revealed today for #TogetherAgainTuesdays.
And this is what we will be listening to (plus two bonus tracks on a special edition that still have to be revealed):
1 West Side Story Medley
2 As if we never said Goodbye
3 The Prayer
4 He lives in You (The Lion King)
5 Evermore (Beauty and the Beast)
6 The Rose
7 Bring me Sunshine (Morecombe and Wise)
8 Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
9 Hero (Boyhood)
10 Not While I'm around
11 Kismet Medley
12 You're the Voice
13 New York New York
14 White Christmas (featuring Bing Crosby)
UPDATE: The two bonus track on the deluxe edition of the album are You'll Be Back (Hamilton) & Once Upon a December (Anastasia).
They will appear on 10 February (Saturday) at 6pm and on 11 February (Sunday) at 2pm.
The location is the Orb Theatre in Tokyo.
And here they are promoting the shows:
BB @ OZ Promotional Dates posted: 24/07/17
Michael and Alfie will be busy doing some promotion in Australia on Tuesday and Wednesday. So for all the Oz fans, be sure not to miss:
2GB should be tomorrow
Studio 10 Channel Ten – 10:15am Tuesday
Hope FM TBC
5AA Adelaide Weekends TBC
ABC Radio National 8:30am Tuesday morning (live performance)
ABC Sydney Drive 5pm Tuesday (performance)
Today Show Extra Channel 9, Wednesday
ABC Melbourne Afternoons Wednesday 2:20pm
JoyFM 5:30pm Wednesday
Thanks to Mark Witchell for finding out and sharing on our Facebook group.
BB @ OZ & MB on Cruise posted: 03/07/17
Wow, you leave home for a week of BB summer touring and suddenly a whole lot of exciting announcements happen!
First things first, the news all our friends in Down Under have been waiting for for so long: Michael and Alfie will bring Together to Australia!
There will be five concerts all on all:
Brisbane, 5 October (Thursday)
Melbourne, 7 October (Saturday)
Sydney, 11 October (Wednesday)
Adelaide, 14 October (Saturday)
Perth, 16 October (Monday)
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am(AEST). Get them here.
And more October news, this time though for 2018 and without Alfie.
Michael will headline a musical theatre themed cruise (15 - 19 October 2018), a round-trip from Southampton to Amsterdam and back again.
More information and information on booking your ticket here. Tickets for the cruise are already on sale.
And finally a new video from BB Productions headquarter.
I cannot name the number of times we watched it since its release and still are laughing out loud. Enjoy!
Together Again Album News posted: 16/06/17
Michael and Alfie today officially announced their new album: Together Again.
This surely does not come as a surprise, but we now know when the wait will be over:
The new album will be released on 10 November 2017.
They have launched a brand new website and you can find all the info regarding per-ordering the album and also a special edition with a DVD containing their ITV special.
This little clip will definitely help ease the withdrawal from the dynamic duo:
DOUBLE PLATINUM posted: 11/05/17
Michael and Alfie were just handed their Double Platinum awards!
This means they sold more than 600,000 copies of Together. The only time Michael received multiple platinum was for cast recordings of musicals. This is the first time he receives double platinum for his own (and of course Alfie's) project. Well done does not even half cover the pride we feel. Amazing, tremendous, breathtaking and just magical and after all: So well deserved. You rock!
Good Morning Britain posted: 10/05/17
Michael and Alfie will appear at Good Morning Britain on ITV1. The show will air between between 6 and 8:30am. We suppose they will be on towards the end of the programme.
So be sure not to miss it, if you can. Find more information here.
Friday Night is Music Night posted: 27/04/17
Michael will make a guest appearance on Friday Night is Music Night in celebration of Bill Kenwright's illustrious career.
It will be recorded on 11 May at the London Palladium (7:30pm).
On Tuesday, 25 April at 9:30pm BBC ONE will show Michael's episode of the "My Friend Victoria" series, remembering the late great Victoria Wood. His episode will focus on her take on sex and romance. Read more about the show here.
On Saturday, 29 April at 9:20pm BBC ONE will show Michael's appearance in "All Round to Mrs Brown".
And finally on Friday, 12 May at 7pm Michael will once again co-host BBC ONE's "The One Show".
It also has been announced yesterday that Michael will present the BBC Proms in the Park once more. Tickets will go on sale on 5 May. The event itself will be held on 9 September.
Fingers crossed for good weather for everyone who is going! Book your tickets here.
New York Concert posted: 30/03/17
Michael and Alfie will take their show to New York!
The concert will take place on Tuesday, 23 May, at the New York City Center.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public: 5 April, 12pm (all times are Eastern Standard)
American Express Card Member Presale: 30 March, 12pm
Fan Presale: 3 April, 12pm
Live Nation & NYCC Member Presale: 3 April, 1pm
Read more about the concert and book tickets here.
Lorraine posted: 23/03/17
Lorraine today announced that Michael and Alfie will be her guests in tomorrow's show. So tune in: Lorraine, Friday 24 March, at 8:30am. Read more about the programme here.
The One Show posted: 17/03/17
Michael will be co-hosting BBC One's The One Show today, Friday 17 March. Tune it at 7pm and read more about the programme here.
Michael Presenting Sounds of the 80s posted: 15/03/17
Another chance to listen to Michael next week. He will be presenting Sounds of the 80s on Tuesday (21 March 2017) at 6.30am. The show will coincide with Sarah Cox's last minutes of her 24 hour Dancathon. Be sure to tune in online.
Two More Summer Dates posted: 23/02/17
Michael and Alfie have added two more dates to their summer concerts:
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