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X Factor winner Joe McElderry promises a stripped back acoustic tour of old and new songs for Northern Ireland fans

X factor winner Joe McElderry brings his solo tour to Northern Ireland for the very first time.

The English born singer/songwriter took the Nation by storm in 2009 when Cheryl Cole took the South Shields shy singer under her wings, and turned him into an over night sensation.

After winning X Factor Joe released his first single, a rendition of Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’, which went straight to number one in the UK and Irish single charts.

Joe has hundreds of thousands of fans, he said: “I am very excited about coming to Northern Ireland on tour, I can’t wait to meet the audience.”

The Evolution tour will have songs from all four of his albums as well as some new material.

Joe McElderry said: “This tour is a bit different as it is a stripped back acoustic set, so I am really excited about playing these shows.”

He added: “I have plenty of new material, I just need to get my tour done first before I sit down and record my fifth album.”

Although Joe is only 22-years-old he his fifth album is expected to be out later this year.

Joe McElderry said: “I had written a lot of material first, and in a short space of time, now I feel it is time to perform again before I get back to writing more songs.”

Catch Joe’s Evolution tour at The Grand Opera House, Belfast on Sunday 15 March and the Millennium Forum, Londonderry on Monday 16 March.

For more information or for tickets you can visit www.goh.co.uk and http://www.millenniumforum.co.uk

Belfast Telegraph