X Factor golden boy to perform at Buxton Opera House

Joe McElderry

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Joe McElderry soared from X Factor golden boy to national treasure, after crooning his way into the hearts of the nation on his way to winning the show in 2009.

Now the sweet singing sensation with the boyish charm is taking to the road with his 2014 ‘Set Your Soul Alive’ nationwide tour, stopping off at Buxton Opera House on Sunday June 1 at 7.30pm.

Since storming to victory in front of millions of fans on the TV talent show, Joe has matured into one of the country’s most polished and popular singing stars.

He is known for taking his audience on a singing rollercoaster, moving effortlessly from heart-warming romantic ballads to tragic arias.

Laughter, tears and a thunderous reception are common at every show, with his 2013 tour selling out numerous dates. It’s not just in the theatre that Joe has found enormous success; he’s also the first X Factor winner to release four albums.

His smash-hit single The Climb rocketed to No.1 and his album, Classic, went gold within two weeks.

But it’s as a live performer where Joe’s charismatic performance lights up the stage and together with his four-piece backing band (made up from some of the best musicians in the business), the show offers a memorable night, with a song for every generation.

His unique vocal talents also hit the headlines in 2011, when he starred in the live TV show Popstar To Operastar.

Mentored by the tenor Rolando Villazon, he performed classical arias such as Nessun Dorma, and went on to win the show with a landslide victory, amassing 80 per cent of the votes.

Tickets are priced at £20 and £22. To buy tickets, call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.