Sir Tom Jones to perform at Kingsholm
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:49 AM
LEGENDARY singer Sir Tom Jones is heading to Kingsholm for a summer concert.
Gloucester Rugby's famous ground in the heart of the city will stage the eagerly-awaited gig by the man simply known as The Voice.
The club has confirmed it has signed up Sir Tom to perform live at the stadium on Friday June 22 following the release of his new album in May.
It's 'Not Unusual' for the club to bag big musical acts – last year it hosted The Wanted complete with Gloucester lad Nathan Sykes. But the arrival of one of the biggest names in music is a massive coup.
"It is a great privilege for the club to have secured such an iconic music legend," said Ken Nottage, Gloucester Rugby managing director.
"Following on from last year's success with The Wanted we set out to secure an artist that would appeal to a wider demographic, and Sir Tom certainly appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge."
The ground is famed worldwide for its high decibel levels but the Pontypridd-born pop icon is set to raise the roof with classic hits like What's New Pussycat, Help Yourself, Sex Bomb and Green Green Grass of Home, plus new material.
Sir Tom attended the recent England-Wales Six Nations clash, and made Delilah a firm favourite with Welsh fans after performing it before Wales' victory over England at Wembley in 1999.
He has had many successes in his long career, including receiving a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and from March 24 he will be coaching fresh talent on BBC1's new flagship show The Voice, which starts on Saturday, March 24
Gloucester mayor Andrew Lewis will be delighted to see a fellow Welshman in Gloucester.
"What a coup," said Councillor Lewis. "It's absolutely fantastic news.
"I am sure it will be nothing but a roaring success."
Bob Rumble, chairman of independent fans group Kingsholm Supporters' Mutual, said: "It's an absolutely terrific move for Gloucester Rugby."
Although a Welshman through and through, he has roots in Gloucestershire.
He has ancestors who were born in Snowshill in the Cotswolds.
Tickets for the gig go on sale at 9am today with general admission tickets priced at £32.
VIP tickets are available from £60, along with dining package priced at £100 per person and hospitality suites from £1,500 plus VAT.
Tickets can be booked online at www.liveatkingsholm.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk, or by contacting the box office on 0871 871 8781, option 2.
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