Lisa Hafey Staff Writer
Fans have been begging, and the Dynamic Duo from Dublin has heard them – Jedward are back touring the UK after nearly 2 years!
Currently in the US, where they are recording their fourth album, John and Edward Grimes (and together they are Jedward) will be performing 6 concerts in the UK in late September.
And it’s not just those in the UK who are excited! Jedward fans from across the globe are snapping up tickets, and booking flights – from all over the world!
Maria is planning on attending four dates. “I’m going to see the Twins in Lowestoft, Leicester, Chatham and Fareham”, she told me. She’s combining her holiday with visits to tourist sites in the UK. She added, “I’m coming to the UK from St Petersburg, Russia. I first saw Jedward at ESC 2011, but became a fan in April 2012 when I started to look up info on ESC 2012 and recognised the Twins from the previous year. I came to “Young Love” signings in Stockholm, that’s when I met the Twins and did some promo in my city. I dream of seeing them in a real concert, that’s why I’m coming. “ She’s also booked tickets to see the John and Edward in Panto at the end of the year, in their native Dublin.
Sabi is flying in from Germany. “I’m coming to Chatham, Selsey, Fareham and Cardiff with two other German girls, Mona and Diandra. I got to know both after Eurovision 2011 because of the Twins, and especially Mona and I are best friends since then, and do everything together! We are coming over to feel the special vibe at Jedward concerts, where you can escape from everything for at least two hours! To see so many friends that we got to know because of the Twins and to have a blast together with them all! Cause living on Planet Jedward is the best way to live your life!”
Another fan, Sonja, from Finland, said, “I’ll be flying from Oulu via Helsinki, I’ll be going to the gigs in Chatham, Fareham and Cardiff; I’m coming because I’m dying to see them onstage again, it’s been 1.5 yrs since the concert in Helsinki and I simply can’t wait any longer. Coming over is going to cost me a lot but why not spend some of my money on something that I know will make me incredibly happy!”
Fiona from Australia booked her tickets to the Chatham gig before even being sure if she would be able to come. Guaranteed she’ll be there though, and is planning on buying more tickets before making the gruelling 23-hour flight from Melbourne.
Katharine is coming from Eastbourne, but it may as well be on the other side of the world, because her various illnesses make travelling very difficult for her. “John and Edward have inspired me to go travelling in my wheelchair, given me loads of new friends who are willing to be inconvenienced by taking a disabled lady they’d only spoken to online with them”. She is going to the Jedward concert in Leicester, as well as a few of the other gigs.
Locals too are enjoying the chance to see John and Edward in their own area. Like Katharine, Pippa is going to the Leicester gig, and encourages others to come, as the De Montfort Hall is a brilliant concert venue. Indeed, 5ive shall be playing there later on this year.
So – surprised? Want to know more? Jedward will be performing at the following venues. See links for ticket details.
Tues 24th Sept - LOWESTOFT Marina Theatre - Call 01502 533200
Weds 25th Sept - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall - https://www.tickets.demontforthall.co.uk/public/
Sat 28th Sept - SELSEY Bunn Leisure, West Sands - http://www.bunnleisure.co.uk/entertainment.aspx
Sun 29th Sept - FAREHAM Ferneham Hall - http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=FAREHAM&organ_val=23777
Mon 30th Sept - CARDIFF St David’s Hall - http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/English/Jedward-Young-Love-Tour-30/09/13/index.asp