HE’S one of music’s greatest survivors – and Cliff Richard will be joined by a host of other pop veterans when he sets off on tour later this year.
The entertainer will be at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Friday, October 28, as part of his Soulicious tour, with tickets on sale from Sunday coming.
Produced and directed by David Gest, Cliff will perform a selection of his greatest hits and will also duet with his Soul Legends guests, each of whom will also perform one of their own hits.
Cliff has been recording in Memphis with soul partners who have previously recorded iconic signature tracks of their own.
These include Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Candi Staton (Young Hearts Run Free), Freda Payne (Band of Gold), Dennis Edwards of The Temptations Review (Papa was a Rollin’ Stone), Russell Thompkins Jr (You are Everything), Deniece Williams (Let’s Hear it For the Boy), Billy Paul (Me and Mrs Jones), Lamont Dozier (Trying to Hold on To My Woman), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr (Aquarius, Let the Sunshine In), and Brenda Holloway (You’ve Made Me So Very Happy).
Some of those involved will be appearing with Cliff at the Arena shows, those on the final guest list have not yet been revealed.
Arena officials says it’s best to book online or by phone when tickets go on sale at 9am on May 15, and advise people not to queue as there is no guarantee of getting the best seats.