Global superstar Sir Tom Jones is set to perform at Darlington Arena, home of Darlington Mowden Park RFC, on Sunday, June 14, 2020 – a week after celebrating his 80th birthday - in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

Since Tom first top the charts in 1965 with the classic It’s Not Unusual, his career has gone from strength to strength, with the Pontypridd-born star gaining legions of new fans from subsequent generations over his five-decade long career.

And the plaudits keep coming, with no sign that his creative spirit is diminishing. In recent years Jones has garnered the best reviews of his career with albums, Praise & Blame (2010), Spirit in The Room (2012) and Long Lost Suitcase (2015), impressing critics and fans alike.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

As he celebrates his landmark 80th birthday Tom continues to delight fans across the globe; his distinctive voice and iconic records earning him a place as one of the best loved artists ever to emerge from the 1960s with an eclectic musical mix spanning pop, rock, soul, R&B, dance, country and gospel.

With more than 100 million record sales under his belt, hits including It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and What’s New Pussycat remain firm favourites with his fans. Tom is indeed a living legend, one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day.

His irresistible live performances cuts across musical eras and genres and appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge. Sir Tom has always been about the power of the song, the power of the voice.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

His extraordinary career was recognised in 2006 through his knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen. He has also and a string of prestigious music awards, including BRIT Awards for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Hitmaker Award from the [US] Songwriters Hall of Fame, GQ Man Of The Year, and the prestigious [UK] Music Industry Trust Award.

Tom is also a popular TV figure, currently reprising his role as a coach on ITV’s The Voice, having returned after his huge success as the mentor for 2018’s winner Ruti Olajugbagbe.

The Darlington Arena concert on Sunday, June14, will feature a collection of Tom’s most popular hits across the decades, including his latest albums.

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Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Events, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Sir Tom Jones, having promoted and produced concerts with him across the country for several years.

“Tom remains one of the most popular artists in the industry and we have seen first-hand how he truly captivates an audience. Fans in Darlington are in for a treat with an evening filled with Tom’s most recognisable and popular hits.

“We are looking forward to seeing you all there and would urge you to buy your tickets early!”

Lee Rust, group managing director at the Darlington Arena, added: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome a truly global artist and renowned entertainer to Darlington this summer. It is the result of several years of work with LHG to deliver back to back concerts and to establish the Darlington Arena as an event venue that can host world class entertainment on behalf of our region.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

“Our event team have worked tirelessly alongside Darlington Borough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority and we’re now incredibly excited about the show that Tom will put on this summer for the people of the North East.’’

Tickets for Tom Jones at Darlington Arena on Sunday, June 14, 2020, are currently on sale.

• Tickets are available priced from £39.50 + booking fee

• Front row and premium seats are available as part of the VIP packages

• Hospitality packages available on:

Accessible tickets are available directly from Ticketmaster.

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