Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward will join the cast of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage! for the sixth and final UK arena tour.

Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour in 2012, Live Nation and SJM Concerts, are delighted to announce that one of the most ground-breaking arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – Alive on Stage! is to return for the sixth and final time in 2014. Tickets for existing dates are on sale now via or at priced from £38.50.

The show will again feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings.

Shayne Ward has been confirmed as the final cast member and will play the Artilleryman alongside X Factor’s Joseph Whelan who performs the role of The Voice of Humanity, Westlife’s Brian McFadden as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Jason Donovan who reprises his role as Parson Nathaniel and Carrie Hope Fletcher who plays Beth, Parson Nathaniel's Wife, direct from her highly acclaimed West End performance as Eponine in Les Miserables. Liam Neeson’s spell-binding 3D holographic performance as The Journalist also returns with enhanced technology.

Shayne, who excelled in Rock of Ages for his portrayal of Stacee Jaxx, is thrilled to be a part of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage!

Tour dates:

November 2014
Thurs 27th - Dublin O2 Arena, Eire
Friday 28th - Liverpool Echo Arena, UK
Saturday 29th - Glasgow Hydro Arena, UK
Sunday 30th - Manchester MEN Arena, UK

December 2014
Tuesday 2nd – Nottingham Arena, UK
Wednesday 3rd - Newcastle Arena, UK
Friday 5th – Birmingham LG Arena, UK
Saturday 6th – Leeds Arena, UK
Sunday 7th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Monday 8th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK (JUST ANNOUNCED)
Wednesday 10th – Bournemouth BIC, UK
Thursday 11th – Bournemouth BIC, UK (JUST ANNOUNCED)
Saturday 13th – London O2 Arena (matinee), UK
Saturday 13th –London O2 Arena (evening), UK
Sunday 14th – Brighton Centre, UK
Monday 15th – Brighton Centre, UK (JUST ANNOUNCED)
Tuesday 16th – Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands