Boyle is major coup for town

Susan Boyle will come to Blackpool in September for one night only thanks to a partnership between Tony Jo and Gerry Boyle.

Susan Boyle will come to Blackpool in September for one night only thanks to a partnership between Tony Jo and Gerry Boyle.

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Singing sensation Susan Boyle is to make her only appearance in England this year in Blackpool, the Gazette can exclusively reveal.

The star, who found fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, is heading to the resort on Sunday, September 8 for two Susan Boyle and Friends variety performances at Blackpool Opera House.

The shows will be recorded and transmitted live to cinemas across the world, including in China, Japan, the Philippines and Australia.

A major coup for the town, people in America are already putting in their requests for tickets.

The event is the result of a partnership between Blackpool promoter Tony Jo and the star’s brother Gerry Boyle, who owns Instant World Variety.

Mr Boyle said: “I have a long affection with Blackpool, having been going since I was 19, and have always had such a great time.

“Susan has said she would love to do something in Blackpool after the people of the town were so lovely when she visited for the unveiling of her waxwork at Madame Tussauds.”

Mr Jo, who has secured variety performers including comedians Billy Hunter and Roy Walker and musician Andy Prior for the show, said: “We are very proud to have Susan on stage with us.

“She is the biggest star on the planet performing in the biggest theatre on the planet.

“This is fantastic for Blackpool, wonderful for the Opera House and will be a terrific event.

“It’s one of the biggest I’ve ever been involved in.”

Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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