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Peter Andre talks his return to Suffolk, his 30th celebration tour and how fans can spend an 'evening with' him at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe





“These kinds of events are a rarity, because they get a chance for fans to get to know me, and for me to get to know them, in a way.”

This is the promise Anglo-Aussie pop singer and heart-throb Peter Andre made after the announcement of a different, more intimate kind of show.

Following in the footsteps of celebrities who have held similar events such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, he will return to Suffolk for one night only.

Peter Andre will return to Felixstowe for one night only. Picture submitted. (60775195)
Peter Andre will return to Felixstowe for one night only. Picture submitted. (60775195)

Preceding his 30th celebration tour next year, the multi-platinum singer will spend an evening at the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe on December 7.

From 8pm, curious fans will get the chance to ask him their burning questions, hear tales about his life, and view pictures and behind-the-scenes footage they’ve never seen before, mixed with song, dance and performance.

He’ll even have someone on stage interview him.

Peter's team wanted to visit smaller venues for the 'evening with' shows, choosing the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe for its Suffolk visit. Picture: Google Maps
Peter's team wanted to visit smaller venues for the 'evening with' shows, choosing the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe for its Suffolk visit. Picture: Google Maps

Peter said: “The concept was to set up more intimate shows in smaller venues that we might otherwise not visit.

“It gives me the chance to just spend a night with my audience, and meet them. A chat, where we talk about the normal stuff you wouldn’t otherwise read about.

“It’s not really a concert, although there will be music - we’ll be putting on plenty of those next year when the celebrations begin. It’s more just a chill night, where people can bring snacks and friends, and have a really good laugh.”

The idea came about based on the reception other celebrities, such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, or sportsmen like Anthony Joshua, had with their 'evening with' shows.

Tickets cost between £48 and £54.

There were also £100 VIP tickets that would allow fans to meet Peter backstage 90 minutes before the show, but these sold out quickly.

Noting the highs and lows of his career thus far, he said selling-out Wembley and winning a World Music Award were the highlights of his career, while being a father was his greatest achievement personally.

As for things he’d change, he wished he’d listened to his mentors more early in his career, being so determined to do things his way, and admits some of the choices he made were the wrong decision.

The former I’m A Celebrity contestant even gave support to West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, who has undergone many bush-tucker trials in the jungle.

Peter said he understands people’s grievances with him being on the show, but believes the line-up this year - and every year - is stellar.

He added: “ITV knew exactly what they were doing when they put him in the jungle.

“They knew he’d get a lot of trials and would stir up the country with their opinions.

“He gets put up for trials because many of the people who voted for him wanted to see him suffer. Many have changed their minds, while others are still fuming he’s in there, and I feel he’s handled the trials well.

“I understand why people are angry, and feel, with the current economic crisis, that he should be out working. It’s often separate, and he’s getting his true personality out. Whether he’s doing his job properly is up to others.”

Peter said the ‘evenings with’ events are a precursor to his plans for the 30th celebration tour, which will look back at his career so far.

His team’s plans for the tour are for a series of ‘one man shows’ that tell his life, that are neither the chattier show to be put on at the pavilion, nor full-blown concerts - and he’s teamed up with West End choreographer Gary Lloyd to make it.

He promises it will be unlike anything his viewers have seen before.

There are also plans for both a new album and a slew of concerts in the new year to celebrate.

The celebration promises something special both physically and digitally.

There will also be five special shows put on, and everyone who buys a ticket will be given an NFT - a type of unique digital image that Peter feels offers a unique gift for his fans.

He said: “It’s a long-shot to ask people to come to something next year, but it’s going to be incredibly special.

“It’ll be a culmination of everything that’s happened in the last 30 years. There’ll be song, there’ll be dance, there’ll be dance, and there’ll be a great time had by all.”