Doncaster's Louis Tomlinson announces one-off concert in aid of children's hospice
Doncaster pop sensation Louis Tomlinson has announced a special one-off show in support of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
The former One Direction star will also use the concert to support other charities “especially close to his heart”.
The live-streamed show will feature Louis and his full band performing live, and will be available to watch for 28 hours, giving fans across the world the chance to view at a time convenient to them.
Profits from the one-off show, which will be broadcast on December 12, will be split between Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, FareShare, Crew Nation, and Stagehand. Louis 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 be go on sale via https://louis-‐ tomlinson.com/live from 4pm on November 25.
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."
Louis, from Doncaster, is a long-standing supporter of Bluebell Wood and has visited the hospice to meet and chat to children and families.
He’s since raised funds for the hospice through charity football matches with his beloved Doncaster Rovers, donations, and even bought every single item on the charity’s Amazon Christmas Wishlist for the children in its care in 2018.
In 2019, the singer also included a call to action on the video for his ‘Two Of Us’ single, which raised over £10,000 for the North Anston charity.
Bluebell Wood helps families across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire make precious memories in the time they have together.
It costs almost £14,000 each to day to keep the hospice door open for local families going through the toughest of times, so every penny raised makes a huge difference.
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.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Louis for supporting us through his latest show, and all the other incredibly generous and thoughtful gestures he’s made over the years.
“Best of luck with the show Louis from all at Bluebell Wood – we can’t wait.”
After postponing his 2020 World Tour due to Covid-‐19, Louis is looking forward to finally getting on the road with his first solo tour next year, which is already completely sold out.
In 2019 Louis headlined the Coca-Cola music festival in Madrid to an audience of 25,000 people, and performed to 65,000 fans at Premios Telehit in the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City.
Louis picked up the Best Song Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards for 'Two Of Us', which has so far hit over 100 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2018 Louis won an iHeart Award for 'Best Solo Breakout', and an EMA Award for 'Best UK & Ireland Act' in 2017. He was ranked No.5 on Billboard’s emerging artists of 2018 and has over 60 million combined followers on social media. This year he won 'Artist Of The Summer' in Philly radio station 96.5 TDY's annual awards.
As a member of One Direction, Louis has sold over 100 million records. Overall Louis’ solo music has garnered over a billion streams.