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Tom Jones announces Surrounded By Time UK Tour with special guests

Throughout the pandemic, Sir Tom Jones has been working on his latest album and new shows. Surrounded by Time was released April 23, 2021 and contained a collection of songs close to the heart of the 81-year-old singer. Included in the record are some classic hits including Pop Star, Hole in My Head and One More Cup of Coffee. Fans of Sir Tom will be able to hear these songs for the first time in the flesh during his upcoming Surrounded By Time tour.

This week the star announced his epic return to arena stages that will be taking place later this year.

The Surrounded By Time tour kicks off December 5 in Glasgow SSE Hydro.

Sir Tom will then move through the country to Birmingham, Manchester and finally London.

This tour will be the first time Sir Tom has been on the road since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scroll to the bottom of this article for The Surrounded By Time Tour’s full list of dates and venues.

Even more exciting is that Sir Tom will be performing at his gigs with some yet-to-be-announced special guests along the way.

A number of his songs from throughout his career have been duets, meaning he could be teaming up with almost any artist, male or female.

The legendary Welsh singer has previously sung with the likes of Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield and even will.i.am.

Tickets for Sir Tom’s new tour are going to be released on Friday July 30.

Sir Tom continued: “That’s why the opening track on the album is I Won’t Crumble. She told me: ‘You’ve got to keep going, you’ve got to keep doing what you’re doing.’ But I didn’t know if I could.

“I didn’t know if I could sing. When you get too emotional, your voice doesn’t work.

“I didn’t know if I could handle it, nothing so devastating has happened to me before, I had no way of knowing how it would affect me. It completely knocked me off balance.”

On top of doing well commercially, Surrounded by Time was praised by critics.

The Independent’s Helen Brown said: “[Sir Tom’s] barnacled baritone steers a steady course through Moog-soaked covers of favourite songs, with sombre lines about dark oceans, soulless days, and skirting a skeleton coast.”

On top of the touching sentiment behind his album, Sir Tom also boasted: “Quite a lot of my songs are done in one take.

“This Is The Sea is one take. Me and a rhythm section. One take. We listened to The Waterboys’ song and we did it. I turned to Ethan and said: ‘You wanna go again?’. And he said: ‘No, we’ve got it’. I can do that. I listened to the song for a while, and then, once I’m in the studio, I can just go.”

Tickets for Sir Tom Jones’ Surrounded by Time Tour go on sale Friday July 30, 2021 at 9am here.

Surrounded By Time Tour Dates

Sunday 5 December – Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Monday 6 December – Manchester AO Arena

Wednesday 8 December – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Thursday 9 December – London The O2 Arena  


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