Classic Tour

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Classic Tour
Tour by Joe McElderry
Tour program cover
Associated album Wide Awake
Classic Christmas (from 14 November)
Start date 5 November 2011
End date 30 November 2011
No. of shows 19
Joe McElderry concert chronology

Classic Tour is the first solo UK tour by English singer Joe McElderry. The tour took place throughout November 2011.

Support Acts[edit]

About the tour[edit]

For the tour, McElderry performed songs of his albums, Wide Awake, released under Syco, Classic, released under Decca, and would later add "Last Christmas" to the set, which is featured on his third album, Classic Christmas, also released under Decca. He also performed songs that was sung on The X Factor and The X Factor Tour 2010 as well as some new covers that he had never sung before. He set up a poll on his Facebook asking which song he should sing on the tour, the choices were "Home", "I Won't Let You Go", "Halo", "Someone Like You", "Your Song" or "The Edge of Glory". "Home" was chosen to be performed on the tour.[1] The tour scored third place on Billboard's Hot Tours, with grosses of £421,219 (US$665,833).[2]



  • Show Opener
  1. If You Love Me
  2. Real Late Starter
  3. Smile
  4. Wide Awake
  1. Don't Stop Believin'
  2. Love Story
  3. Open Arms
  4. Superman
  5. Ambitions
  6. Affirmation
  7. Until The Stars Run Out
  1. To Where You Are
  2. Canto Della Terra
  3. Dance With My Father
  4. Solitaire
  5. Time To Say Goodbye
  6. Nessun Dorma
  • Encore
  1. Over The Rainbow
  2. Home
  3. Last Christmas (added on 14 November)
  4. The Climb

Tour Dates[edit]

The first two shows were warm up gigs and were not advertised on his official website.[4][5] A second Newcastle City Hall gig was added due to popular demand.[6]

Date City Country Venue
5 November 2011 Rhyl Wales Pavilion Theatre
6 November 2011 Margate England Winter Gardens
8 November 2011 Westcliff-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
9 November 2011 Birmingham Birmingham Symphony Hall
10 November 2011 Nottingham Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
13 November 2011 Salford The Lowry
14 November 2011 Cardiff Wales St Davids Hall
16 November 2011 Aberdeen Scotland Music Hall Aberdeen
17 November 2011 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
18 November 2011 Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Town Hall
20 November 2011 Dundee Caird Hall
21 November 2011 Glasgow Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
22 November 2011 Liverpool England Liverpool Philharmonic
23 November 2011 York Barbican
25 November 2011 Reading Hexagon
26 November 2011 Brighton Brighton Dome
27 November 2011 London Royal Festival Hall
29 November 2011 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
30 November 2011 Metro Radio Arena


  1. ^ Joe McElderry Facebook. Retrieved on 4 December 2011.
  2. ^ Hot Tours: Bob Seger, Guns N' Roses, Joe McElderry Billboard. Retrieved on 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ Joe McElderry - Sunday 27 November 2011 - Royal Festival Hall, London Archived 6 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 November 2011.
  4. ^ Joe McElderry Archived 11 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 28 November
  5. ^ Joe McElderry is appearing at Margate Archived 15 April 2012 at Retrieved on 28 November
  6. ^ News Retrieved on 28 November 2011.