Jedward announce first Irish over 18’s show

Jedward are thinking of their older fanbase as they announced their first over 18’s show in Ireland.

Performing in front of a boozing audience, the 25-year-old brothers will take to Dublin’s Button Factory on March 24 – but won’t be having a drink themselves.

“Our fans have all grown up with us and now they want a drink,” Edward said.

“We won’t be drinking ourselves but if our fans want to have a pint – well, we got to let them.”

Although catering to their older fans, younger Jedward lovers, who had hoped to attend their rare performance, sadly won’t gain entry to the venue because of their age.

“We know a lot of our fans won’t be able to get in but we have to cater for the older ones who can,” John told the Sun.

The twins revealed they will perform six brand new songs – accompanying themselves on guitar.

The Dubliners, who are currently in the US, admitted they picked up some tips on playing live from ex Beatle Paul McCartney who they met at the Grammys last week.

Jedward left shaken after thugs attack twins on flight

Jedward were left badly shaken after being bullied on a Ryanir flight

The brothers were flying from Gothenburg to London earlier this week when they were targeted by thugs.

The pop duo were on their 19-date European ‘Peace Tour’ when they were harassed.

A group of thugs reportedly moved seats on the flight to harass them.

At one point things got to the point that an air hostess even threatened to alert the police when they landed.

‘It got so heated the air hostess had to announce that the police would be waiting when the plane touched down if the row didn’t stop,’ a source said.

Although fans intervened to defend them, Jedward said it was still a “very frightening situation.”

Jedward said they will get UFC champ Conor McGregor to teach them how to defend themselves.

‘No one is going to harass us. Conor is somebody who could help. Go on the Irish. We’re going to give him a call’, the pair told The Irish Sun.

‘John had his hair pulled. It felt like being back in school with a bunch of bullies.’

Jedward to embark on tour-minal of airports

JEDWARD are about to embark on meet and greet tour of European airports.
In a climate of global warming and terrorist attacks, the pop twins plan to settle the nerves of fans across Europe by clocking up air miles seeing them.

However John and Edward won’t be playing any gigs on their World Peace Tour just meeting fans at airports.

John told the Irish Sun: “No, we’re not performing but instead we plan on defying the current fears about terrorism by reassuring our fans that everything will be okay.”

Visiting 19 cities in 12 countries, there had been confusion among Jedheads when dates for the tour had been announced with locations including Terminal One at Dublin Airport, on January 11 at 9:20pm, having rendezvoused with fans at Stansted and Glasgow airports earlier that day.

But John and Edward won’t make a cent from the dates as they refuse to charge fans for the meet and greets.

Edward said:”It’s not about money. It’s about making a connection with cool people. People can take selfies with us. Whatever they want do.”

Jedward fan Juliet Barrable from Bishops Stortford in the UK, who contributes to website, said:”This is such a sweet and generous thing for John and Edward to do. They did something similar in Stanstead airport last year. The mood was very relaxed and everyone got a chance to meet them.”

Jedward were trending yesterday morning after they asked fans to start the day with a Good Morning Jedward message. Thousands joined in.

The World Peace Tour could get a huge boost on New Year’s Day if Jedward are short-listed as one of the acts the UK public will be voting on to represent them at Eurovision.

Sources say the two 24-year-olds had approaches to sing the UK entry for the 2016 Eurovision.

John said:”We’re interested as we know we’re already popular in Eurovision and will have support across Britain to represent the UK because of the fan base we got in X Factor.”

Brothers John and Edward Grimes represented Ireland twice at the song contest in Dusseldorf in 2011 and Baku in 2012.

Although they failed to win on both occasions, their 2011 Irish entry Lipstick went on to become a hit across Europe, and they have been invited back to the song contest every year as special guests.

The BBC’s new open approach is to make sure the act chosen to represent UK has more appeal to the European public who vote in the final contest after a series of disastrous results.