Album & Radio News posted: 09/02/19
On Monday, 11 February Michael will be a guest at BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon. Tune in from 2pm.
You can now download the new single Home To You from the new album. Choose your preferred service here.
Or you could order a signed copy of Coming Home to You here.
The One Show & Album & Les Mis News posted: 07/02/19
Tomorrow on 8 February Michael will once more co-host BBC One's The One Show. Tune in from 7pm.
And remember he will also be on Lorraine in the morning.
They have also released the cover art for the new album today, along with the track list:
Home To You
I Just Can't Help Believin'
All Dance Together
Miss You Nights
Lost Without You
To Love Somebody
Love is Like a Butterfly
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
Blood Read Moon
When the Loving Was Easy
And finally, in Les Mis news:
Michael will NOT be appearing in performances on 13 September and 14 September (he'll be busy with Proms in the Park).
Also John Owen-Jones will be performing the role of Jean Valjean on Mondays, Wednesday matinees and Thursday evenings.
You can book here.
TV News & Les Miserables posted: 06/02/19
Tomorrow on 7 February Michael will be a guest on ITV's Lorraine. Tune in from 8:30am.
Furthermore, Cameron Mackintosh made the following exciting announcement today:
For 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thenardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over sixty-five in the concert version of Les Miserables. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thenardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting will be announced shortly.
This spectacular staging of the legendary concert, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run from 10 August - 30 November 2019 at the intimate Gielgud Theatre next door to the current home of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre.
Public booking opens at 12noon (GMT) on Thursday 7 February 2019.
No booking link has been provided yet, but the Les Mis Facebook account informed people they expect tickets to go on sale via Delfont Mackintosh.
First Radio Play & Promo posted: 04/02/19
Tune into Radio 2 tomorrow!
The promotion for the new album has well and truly started.
The first news entry in the new year:
On 11 January 2019 Michael will be hosting The One Show again (BBC One, 7pm).
Radio News posted: 20/11/18
On 25 December 2018 Michael will once again be hosting a show for Radio Wales. Tune in to Michael Ball and Festive Friends at 12 noon on BBC Radio Wales: Read more about it here.
Also An Evening With Michael Ball and Don Black will be aired on 30 December 2018 at 7pm. Read more about it here.
Second Birmingham Concert posted: 14/12/18
Due to popular demand, a second tour concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall has been added to the schedule.
Tickets are on sale now for Tuesday, 14 May 2019:
Today, Friday, 14 December 2018, Michael will be on BBC Two's Stirtcly - It Takes Two. So tune in at 6pm.
Second Palladium Concert posted: 12/12/18
Due to popular demand, a second tour concert at the London Palladium has been added to the schedule.
Tickets are on sale now for Wednesday, 1 May 2019:
Tomorrow, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, Michael will appear on ITV's This Morning. So tune in at 10:30am.
UK Tour and Album 2019 posted: 30/11/18
The news we were all waiting for!
Michael's new album will be called Coming Home to You and is released on 22 March 2019. Let's all make sure it's a massive success by pre-ordering here.
But that's not all: he will also tour the UK with the new album in April and May 2019!
Tickets go on general sale on Friday, 7 December 2018 and you can get an overview here.
We hope to see many of you on the road.
Here are the all important dates:
Saturday 20 April - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 21 April - York Barbican
Tuesday 23 April - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 24 April - Hull Bonus Arena
Thursday 25 April - Gateshead Sage
Saturday 27 April - Bristol Hippodrome
Sunday 28 April - Liverpool Empire Theatre
Tuesday 30 April - London Palladium
Friday 3 May - Sheffield City Hall
Saturday 4 May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Monday 6 May - Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 8 May - Brighton Centre
Friday 10 May - Southampton Guildhall
Saturday 11 May - Oxford New Theatre
Sunday 12 May - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 15 May - Bournemouth BIC Windsor Hall
Friday 17 May - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 18 May - Plymouth Pavilions
Sunday 19 May - Cardiff St David's Hall
Tuesday 21 May - Blackpool Opera House
Wednesday 22 May - Leicester De Montfort Hall
Radio and Concert News posted: 24/11/18
On Wednesday, 26 December 2018, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast their comedy drama Lena Marsh, Live And Shticking! with Michael playing (reading) himself. Well worth to listen out for at 2:15pm.
Read all about it here.
It has also just been announced that on 14 July 2019 (Sunday) Michael and Sheridan Smith will close the Lytham Proms with their "Hollywood Proms" finale. Tickets are on sale on Friday 30 November and you can book and read all about it this page.
The One Show posted: 14/11/18
Just when Kerstin and I get ready to leave for London (and the Michael Ball Show live from the Savoy), it was announced that he will once more be co-hosting The One Show.
So tune in tomorrow, 14 November 2018 at 7pm, BBC One.
The One Show posted: 02/11/18
Today, 2 November 2018 Michael will once again be co-hosting BBC's The One Show. Tune in at 7pm, BBC One.
The One Show & New Puppy posted: 07/10/18
On Friday, 12 October 2018 Michael will once more be co-hosting BBC's The One Show. Tune in at 7pm, BBC One.
And happy news after the tragic loss of Michael's beloved dog Ollie: the family has a new addition - the Tibetan Terrier puppy Danny will from now on turn their (and dog Dylan's) world upside down. And he is adorable:
MB presents: An Evening with Don Black posted: 27/09/18
On Tuesday, 23 October 2018, BBC Radio 2 marks the 80th birthday of Don Black with a special show at the BBC Radio Theatre. Michael Ball Presents: An Evening With Don Black sees Don take to the stage in conversation with Michael, sharing his thoughts on his life and career.
Tickets will be allocated at random and you can apply at the end of this page.
Michael live at the Savoy posted: 23/09/18
On Sunday, 18 November 2018, Michael's BBC Radio 2 show will be broadcast live from the Savoy Hotel in London.He'll also be hosting the Children in Need Lunch afterwards from 2pm.
He will be joined by many star guests and you can buy tickets for this event in aid of Children in Need here.
Read more about this special day here.
ENO gala concert posted: 15/09/18
Michael will be one of the performers in a gala concert celebrating the ENO's anniversary.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, 10 October.
Book your tickets here.
Proms in the Park coverage posted: 07/09/18
Mark Witchell kindly gathered all the information on the Proms coverage. A huge thank you for that!
Saturday (8 September)
Proms in the Park, Live on BBC Radio 2, 5pm-10:30pm
Live on BBC Red Button (Sky Channel 980), 7:15pm-1:15am
Sunday (9 September)
The Michael Ball Show, BBC Radio 2, 11am-1:30pm
Michael introduces Lenny Kravitz to the Stage, BBC Radio 2, 1:30pm-2:20pm
Live on BBC Red Button (Sky Channel 980)
Sunday (16 September)
BBC Proms in the Park - TV highlights, BBC Four, 7pm
Co-Hosting The One Show posted: 02/08/18
Michael will co-host BBC One'sThe One Show together with Alex Jones this Friday (3 August). Tune in at 7pm.
You can read all about it here.
Co-Hosting This Morning posted: 25/07/18
Michael will co-host ITV'sThis Morning together with Sarah Cox this Friday (27 July). Tune in at 10:30am.
You can read all about it here.
PPL Classical Award winners posted: 26/06/18
It has been announced today that Michael and Alfie have also won the PPL Classical Award at the O2 Sliver Clef Awards!
Many congratulations yet again!
The ceremony will be held on Friday, 6 July at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. You can read all about it here.
Classic BRIT Awards winners posted: 14/06/18
They did it! Ball and Boe have just won two Classic BRIT Awards: Group of the Year (Michael:"We're a boyband, it's offical!") and Album of the Year!
Congratulations to the dynamic duo! What a well deserved honour.
You can watch the ceremony on ITV1 (Sunday, 17 June, 10:30pm) and (hopefully) see Michael snogging Alfie, as promised on Twitter.
Good Morning Britain posted: 11/06/18
Tomorrow, 12 June, Michael will be a guest on ITV's Good Morning Britain, so tune in at about 8:20am (the show starts at 6am).
Classic BRIT Awards posted: 08/06/18
Due to a technical glitch we have lost our news items from end of March through April. The most important of thise surely was the double nomination for Ball & Boe for the Classic BRIT Awards.
So here is all you need to know again:
On 2 May Ball and Boe were nominated for two Classic BRIT Awards (Group of the Year and Album of the Year for Together Again). They will also perform at the ceremony on 13 June at the Royal Albert Hall.
You can still get tickets for the ceremony here. BB will be singing the West Side Story Medley.
You, the public, can vote for the album of the year until midnight tonight (8 June) - and Michael promised to snog Alfie on stage at the RAH if it happens, so get voting everyone! Here is the link.
And last but not least, ITV1 will broadcast the event on Sunday 17 June between 10.30pm and 12.15am.
BBC Proms in the Park posted: 08/06/18
We also seem to have lost all the information regarding the Proms in the Park.
So here is all you need to know again:
On 8 September Michael will once again host the BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, London (5pm).
You can still book tickets for the eventhere.
There will be live coverage on BBC Radio 2, as well as edited highlights on the BBC Red Button.
Summer Concerts with Il Divo posted: 25/05/18
It's been announced today that Michael will be joining Il Divo for six of their Castles and Summer Houses tour in the UK as a very special guest.
The dates to remember are:
5 July - Thetford, Euston Park
7 July - Reading, Englefield House
14 July - Warwickshire, Ragley Hall
15 July - Alnwick, Alnwick Castle
17 July - Chichester, Stansted Park
20 July - Grantham, Belvoir Castle
You can buy tickets here.
3.2 Million Listeners posted: 18/05/18
Congratulations! This makes Michael's show one of the most popular broadcasts of the station.
Radio News posted: 18/03/18
On Saturday, 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.
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
From the press release:
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.
Read all about it here and here.
And - more importantly - book your tickets here.
There is also the official Twitter account.
See you all there!
More TV appearances for your calendars:
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!