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Louis Tomlinson announces special Christmas gig with a difference

Written by on 25/11/2020

Doncaster heartthrob Louis Tomlinson – who shot to fame with boy band One Direction – will perform a special one-off live show next month to help charities including Bluebell Wood children’s hospice.

The move comes as the coronavirus pandemic forced him to cancel a tour earlier this year.

The Rotherham hospice and other charities are “especially close to his heart and the show, featuring Louis and a full band, will be live-streamed on the internet with a 28-hour viewing window to allow fans world-wide to tune in at a convenient time.

It will take place on December 12 with profits split between Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, FareShare, Crew Nation, and Stagehand.

On stage: Louis Tomlinson’s next performance will benefit Bluebell Wood

He will also be donating money to his own touring crew, many of whom have been out of work since March.

Tickets for the show will go on sale online from 4pm on November 25th.

Louis said: “I was absolutely gutted to have to postpone my world tour this year as I was really looking forward to seeing all the fans.

“Performing for a live crowd is the most important thing to me, this live stream is a step back into that world and is something I can’t wait to film.

“I want to put on a real show for the fans, with scale and production, creating something special to end 2020 on a positive upbeat note and raise money for charities that are especially close to my heart.

“I also want to give my touring crew work, and raise some vital money for them, as without my crew the show literally couldn’t go on.”

The singer is a long-term supporter of the hospice and has visited to meet children and families there and has raised funds for them previously, including through charity football matches with Doncaster Rovers, the team he supports.

Bluebell Wood helps families across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire make precious memories in the time they have together.

Sam Wood, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re all huge fans of Louis here at Bluebell Wood and we’re over the moon that he’s chosen to support us with this very exciting one-off show.

“Louis is a star in every sense of the word but he never forgets his roots and we’re proud to have him as a charity champion.”