Tom Jones playing with Jools Holland

Tom Jones playing with Jools Holland

It’s not often you get the chance to see a living legend in person but that’s exactly what you can experience when you make your way to Access All Eirias in Colwyn Bay this July with Tom Jones.

The 25th of the month will surprisingly mark the icon of Wales’ first ever lucrative gig in the north but considering the reputation Tom Jones has for delivering time and time again on-stage, expect him to more than make up for the lost time.

Jones’ career has spanned many decades and almost as long as the beginning of the popular charts with him always managing high positions on the top 40. His first number 1 came in 1965 with “It’s Not Unusual” topping the charts before the anthemic “Green, Green Grass of Home” did the same the following year. Ever since then, Tom Jones has been a cornerstone of British music and is a certified national treasure.

Now 73, Jones had this to say on the announcement: “Believe it or not, this will be my first big outdoor show in North Wales.

“Coming back to Wales to perform is always a treat, and in the fantastic location of Eirias Stadium we’re going to put on a hell of a show.”

One of the judges of The Voice, Jones will be looking to really make a mark on the night and it is now down to the organisers to make sure that the supporting acts are of the same calibre but with the likes of Olly Murs and Little Mix playing Eirias previously, there’s little chance of disappointment.

One of the names who helps organise the event, Pablo Janczur, was delighted to say: “This is a real coup for North Wales and we are working together to prove that it’s not just a stadium for sport. To attract a big international name like Tom stands us in good stead for the future. We are looking at the options and we’ve got some ideas. “

When quizzed about the two support acts for Jones, Janczur simply stated: “We would like them to both be Welsh.”

As well as being live in the flesh on July 25th, Rhyl Pavilion will also be hosting Tom: A Story of Tom Jones which details the early career of the famous voice from Pontypridd from the 19th to 22nd of March this year. A rock and roll extravaganza, be sure to check out the Pavilion website for tickets which start from £17.

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