Photo credit: Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean and Michael Ball as Javert (Photos by Matt Murphy)

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball to tour UK arenas in 2021

The pair will also release a Christmas album in November.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Before their return to the West End in Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert at the Sondheim TheatreAlfie Boe and Michael Ball have announced they will tour the United Kingdom in 2021. The pair will also release their fifth studio album together this Christmas, with their new album Together At Christmas available from 20 November.

Boe and Ball first performed together in Kismet at the London Coliseum in 2007. Since then, they've become an inseparable West End duo, starring alongside one another in Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre.

Their tour will start at Birmingham World Resorts Arena on 29 Nov. 2021, continuing across the United Kingdom for three weeks. The concert series are set to end at London's O2 Arena on 19 Dec. 2021.

For their upcoming Christmas album, the pair cover an array of festive hymns and songs, including "Silent Night", "O Holy Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Their original song, "My Christmas Will Be Better Than Yours" features on the album, as well as a trio performance between Boe, Ball and Gregory Porter for "The Christmas Song".

Boe and Ball released their first album together in 2016, with Together becoming the UK's best-selling album of the year. Since then, they've had two more chart-topping albums; Together Again (2017) and Back Together (2019).

Boe is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, a role he's performed in London and on Broadway. Ball is a two-time Olivier Award-winning actor, having starred in Hairspray as Edna Turnblad and Sweeney Todd as the titular role. In 2021, Ball will reprise the role of Edna at the London Coliseum, with Hairspray tickets on sale now.

Photo credit: Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean and Michael Ball as Javert (Photos by Matt Murphy)


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