Support act announced for Sir Tom Jones concert
Superstar Sir Tom Jones is teaming up with his protegÃ©es from TV show The Voice for his summer show in Alnwick.
Into The Ark were today announced as the support act for the music legend’s concert series Summer House Sounds, which includes Alnwick Castle.
They are the buskers-turned-singing stars who Sir Tom coached all the way to the final of The Voice last year.
Immediately following the show, it was announced that Taylor Jones and Dane Lloyd, who hail from South Wales, would join sir Tom on his 2017 summer dates.
Now he has further cemented his support for the lads by inviting them to join him on his 2018 summer tour.
Taylor and Dane said: “It is absolutely fantastic to be given this amazing opportunity once again. Last year was an absolute whirlwind going straight from The Voice to preparing to tour with the legend that is Sir Tom Jones.
“Since then we have been out on the road virtually non-stop as we build up support for our music and to now get the chance to support Tom on the Summer House Sounds tour is brilliant. We are very flattered.”
Summer House Sounds is organised by promoters Cuffe and Taylor, who have worked with Tom Jones extensively.
Director Peter Taylor said: “Tom never fails to wow audiences with his amazing voice and talent. We have presented concerts with him on many occasions over the past four years and we are delighted to be working with him once again.
“His support for new music is fantastic too. We presented a show with Into The Ark supporting Tom last summer. They went down an absolute storm so it is great they are joining Tom for all of his Summer House Sounds concerts.”
“This is going to be an amazing series of concerts in some of the most magnificent and beautiful locations.”
Sir Tom and Into The Ark are performing in Alnwick on Friday, July 13, as part of the Summer House Sounds sensational line-up of live music, which includes concerts by ska icons Madness on Saturday, July 14, disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC on Wednesday, July 11, and the world’s most successful classical crossover group Il Divo on Sunday, July 15.
Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Sir Tom’s Summer House Sounds concerts will be a celebration of a career that spans six decades.
With a career that has seen him sell in excess of 100million records, he has won countless accolades, including a BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music and a Silver Clef Award for lifestime achiement.
Knighted by the Queen in 2006, he has amassed 36 UK top 40 hits.
The other Summer House Sounds dates are: Friday, July 6, Euston Hall, Suffolk; Sunday, July 8, Englefield Estate, Berkshire; Thursday, July 12, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire; Wednesday, July 18, Stansted Park, Hampshire; Sunday, July 22, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire.