Sir Cliff Richard has put his South Yorkshire woes behind him with plans to return to Sheffield for a special 75th birthday concert next year.
He will play Sheffield City Hall on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
It’s part of a UK tour to visit eight cities and will culminate in five nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Tickets, in Sheffield priced £65 and £75, subject to fees, go on sale on Saturday, November 1, at 9am.
Fan Club members will get the first chance to buy seats two days earlier.
The tour announcement comes after Sir Cliff was interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating an allegation of historical abuse in Sheffield, which he strenuously denies.
The pop star refused to become ‘embroiled’ in a row between South Yorkshire Police and the BBC over the media coverage of a search of his home.
But the ongoing inquiry is not stopping him from marking his landmark birthday next year.
He remains indisputably Britain’s all-time greatest hit-maker.
No other UK band or solo artist is even close to equalling his 100 album releases, 123 single hits, or can claim to have occupied a place in the UK charts for the equivalent of over 20 years!
The star of films, musicals, concert tours and television shows has refused to slow down. He released his 100th album, The Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook,in November last year.
It features 15 rock ‘n’ roll hits made famnous by those who inspired and influenced him, such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.
Sir Cliff released his debut album in 1959, and has since released 46 studio albums, seven soundtracks, 11 live albums and 35 compilations.
His knighthood, bestowed in the 1995 Birthday Honours for his tireless charity work, was the first such to be given to a pop star.
His practical support of good causes reflects the reality of his deep Christian commitment, which began in the mid-1960’s, and which, despite the media critics who claimed it was a passing fad or a publicity gimmick, has been the motivating force in his life ever since.
* Tickets for Sheffield City Hall, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, are £65 and £75, subject to fees. Buy in person, call 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk