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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: book here.

TV News posted: 14/12/18

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: book here.

TV News posted: 03/12/18

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.

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

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!

TV News posted: 04/02/18

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!

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.

On Christmas Day Michael and Alfie will present Ball and Boe's Christmas Cracker on BBC Radio Wales at 12noon.

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.

  • Loose Women
    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.

  1. 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.

    If you missed the Live Chat, you can watch it again here :-).

  2. More Album signings tomorrow (2 November 2017)

  3. 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 :-).

See their penultimate mode of transportation here.

The One Show & More - UPDATED posted: 16/10/17 UPDATED 18/10/17

UPDATE: Michael will now not co-host The One Show this Friday, but appear als guest (together with Alfie) next Tuesday, 24 October, at 7pm.

And on Sunday, 5 November at 1:30pm he will be hosting (and performing at) Radio 2's 50th Anniversary Gala Lunch in aid of BBC Children in Need.

The event will be held at London's Dorchester Hotel (in their Ballroom, how appropriate!) and you can read all about it here or get your tickets here .

World Record Attempt posted: 12/10/17

Michael and Alfie will celebrate the release of Together Again by attempting to break a world record for the most public appearances by a musical group in 24 hours!

Help them make it areality by joining them at one of the FIVE HMV stores in five cities they will visit in one day (by helicopter) Friday, 27 October.

There will be a record signing at each of the stores so grab your copy of the album there and have it signed by the dynamic duo.

Read more about it on HMV's page or see a map on MSN news.

Air Date for TV Special posted: 01/10/17

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).

Get your copy here.

Mr Boe and Mr Ball will also appear in another TV special for ITV to be aired later this year: Ball and Boe Back Together

It will be recorded on 29 September (Alfie's birthday).

The One Show posted: 24/08/17

Michael will be celebrity co-presenter of The One Show once more. So tune in tomorrow 25 August, 7pm, BBC One.

BB Goes JAPAN! posted: 31/07/17

Michael and Alfie will bring their show to the next continent in 2018. Tickets go on Sale on Saturday, 2 September.

Get them here. Good luck!

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 ā€“ 10:15am Tuesday


Spectrum 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).

Book tickets and find out more details here.

TV News & Proms posted: 21/04/17

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:

Hampton Court Palace Festival, Friday 23 June

Greenwich Music Time Festival, Friday, 30 June

Tickets go on general sale this Friday (24 February) at 10am. See you there! :-)

Let It Shine posted: 19/02/17

On Saturday, 25 February, 6:45pm, Michael and Alfie will be appearing Together Again (see what I did there?) on the finale of BBC One's Let It Shine.

Read all about the show here.

You can also apply for tickets for the recording of the segment (this being filmed on 24 February) here.

Concert & TV News posted: 24/01/17

This Friday, 27 January, Michael will be guest host on BBC One's The One Show.

Tune in at 7pm and read more about it here.

It has also been announced today that Michael will return to the London Hippodrome.

The concert will be on Thursday, 9 February at 8pm.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (!), 25 January, at 11am. Check out the event page here.

Good luck to those trying for tickets! We look forward to hearing all about the concert.

Pointless Celebrities posted: 01/01/17

Next Saturday, 7 January, BBC One will (finally) show the episode of Pointless Celebrities featuring Michael.

Tune in at 6:10pm and read more about it here.

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