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Event Location: Bitts Park
Global superstar Tom Jones is set to perform at Bitts Park in Carlisle on Sunday 26 July in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of entertainment and a return to Cumbria much to the delight of his fans.
Tom Jones’ 50+ year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, he garnered at the age of 75, the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums ‘Long Lost Suitcase’, ‘Spirit In The Room’ and ‘Praise & Blame’.
As he celebrates a landmark 80th birthday this summer 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 show traverses’ musical eras and genres, cuts across class divides 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.
With numerous tours the world over under his belt coupled with a legion of fans, his extraordinary career was recognised in 2006 through his knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen 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, reprising his role as a coach on ITV’s The Voice in 2020, having returned after his huge success as the mentor for 2018’s winner Ruti Olajugbagbe, previously also mentoring Into the Ark who reached the final in 2017, and a successful season in 2019.
The concert at Bitts Park in Carlisle on Sunday 26 July will feature a collection of Tom’s most popular hits across the decades, including his latest albums.
Tickets will go on General Sale on Friday 31 January at 9am, available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk and lizhobbsgroup.com
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