The Beat Again hitmakers, consisting of Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, JB Gill and Oritse Williams, will be reuniting after a seven-year break this winter with a UK tour.
They have added a new date – 28 November at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena – where they’ll perform especially for NHS workers risking their lives on the frontlines of the health crisis.
Announcing the exciting news, Oritse said: ‘I have always championed and extended my gratitude to the NHS at every opportunity possible, from the way that the incredible nurses had supported my mother through her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
‘I am so incredibly proud that my JLS brothers and I are able to come together, to put on a special show for all of the NHS superheros on the frontline.’
JB added: ‘We can never be too grateful for the NHS.
‘The privilege of free healthcare from professionals who have studied for many years to obtain the knowledge and skills to keep us healthy cannot be underestimated; and not just in the face of adverse times as we are facing now.
‘With multiple close friends who are doctors in the NHS and my mum who has worked as part of the NHS for over 25 years, it’s incredibly important for us to give back to our health heroes.’
All NHS frontline staff working within NHS hospitals across the UK including doctors, nurses, support workers, ambulance staff, porters and cleaners will be eligible for tickets. Tickets will be made available on Wednesday (22 April).
JLS announced they would be returning to the stage earlier this year, seven years after they took a hiatus to embark on solo projects. And they’ll have a group of tiny special guests with all members now fathers to small children.
JB teased: ‘The kids will definitely be there, they’ve already been supporting and learning all the songs, they probably know them better than us now, we’ve got to brush up.
Oritse added: ‘It’s going to be a special tour, we’ve got another generation to be able to share that with. Of course, our wives and family as well. It’s going to be as you remember it, we’ve always prided ourselves on having a show that people remember and will want to come back and see again.’
Covid-19 has so far claimed the lives of more than 16,000 people in the UK, including healthcare professionals, with the total number of cases surpassing 120,000.
News sourced from: Metro