The X Factor star said he had been asked to perform for Her Majesty The Queen at the annual Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall on November 12, and due to his deep affinity with the service charities – and his desire to show his support by taking part in this event – he had made the difficult decision to cancel his show at the Festival Theatre.
He was unable to arrange another date in the Capital for the Scottish leg of his tour.
One furious fan, David Noble, who bought two tickets for his sister and sister-in-law, said: “It’s pathetic. Joe McElderry needs to remember that it was his fans’ votes on X Factor that put him where he is today. What an insult to the fans.”
Festival Theatre pointed out that customer refunds will be dealt with at point of purchase.