DUE to a chest infection star turn Joe Longthorne has been forced to rescheduled tonight's show at the Carnegie Theatre.

Joe will now perform at Workington’s historic theatre on Sunday, April 28.

Joe’s management said that the popular singer was reluctantly forced to reschedule the March dates of his nationwide tour.

The postponements are on the advice of the entertainer's doctor. "It was recommended I give myself a good period of time to recover and I'm devastated not to be out on the road as planned," explained Joe.

"It was a tough decision to make and has been taken now as a precautionary measure as I wouldn't want to give a performance where I was unable to give 100 per cent. I would like to apologise personally to my loyal fans for the inconvenience caused. I am very much looking forward to performing for them as a fully fit Joe Longthorne in the coming weeks."

Famed for an endless repertoire of the voices of the world’s top singers, Shirley Bassey said: "Joe can do me better than I can do myself."

Joe will bring a special greatest hits performance as the star of television and stage boasts more than 50 years in the music business. His commanding voice has seen a succession of gold and platinum albums that have sold in the region of 10 million records.

Show promoter, David Halford of Artistes International Management, promised a rollercoaster ride of songs and impressions during the show as Joe performs with his own live band. He added: “From Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, Joe’s impressions are flawless."

Support will be from George King, a regular face on TV during the Eighties appearing on hit shows The Comedians, Live at Her Majesty's and New Faces.

Joe’s own incredible career in showbiz began with appearances on TV’s Junior Showtime. His big break came in 1981 when he was a finalist on London Weekend Television's iconic Search for a Star, which led to appearances at the London Palladium with Bob Hope and The Talk of the Town. A short time later, Joe received the Variety Club of Britain award as Most Promising Artiste of the Year. Television specials in the UK and USA followed.

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