Tom Jones is to put on a one-off show for fans this summer (Picture: Getty Images)
Sir Tom Jones is set to take to the stage in July for a one-off performance in celebration of his new album Surrounded By Time.
The music legend, 80, has re-imagined songs by Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens among others for the collection which is released on 23 April.
The musician tweeted: ‘Super excited to announce a very special intimate Surrounded By Time album show @o2sbe…’
Sir Tom’s next release is described as marking out ‘new territory with a sonic landscape of outstanding musicianship and a vocal delivery that reimagines a diverse set of songs of personal importance that have impacted the artist throughout a long, unpredictable but undeniably impressive career.’
Welsh warbler Sir Tom was particularly moved by Todd Snider’s Talking Reality Television Blues which he released as the lead single.
Sir Tom Jones says performing live is one of the highlights of his career (Picture: Getty Images)
Commenting on the song, he said: ‘I was there when TV started – didn’t know I’d become part of it – but it could be that its power is to remind us how wonderful, crazy and inventive we are, but also how scary the reality it reflects can be.’
Meanwhile, the Sex Bomb hitmaker recently spoke of his sadness for musicians who are just starting out in their careers and haven’t been able to perform live due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Voice coach said nothing compares to playing to a live audience and he expects young aspiring artists feel stifled.
Sir Tom continued: ‘I actually feel sorry more for young people who are trying to start off and get some experience from doing live shows.
‘It’s all very well being in your front room making videos and then getting straight on to television – like sometimes it happens on The Voice, where they’ve never been onstage before.
‘So this Covid thing, it’s really stifling singers and bands who want to get out there, and get some experience, and get the feedback from the people. And they can’t get that at the moment.
‘I know what that feels like. At least I know what I’m missing … but some of these kids don’t know yet. They haven’t had the opportunity to experience it.’
Tickets for the Surrounded By Time show will go on sale at 9am on April 16 at LiveNation.co.uk.