Sir Tom Jones to perform Delilah in Wales for 20 years after ban trends now
Sir Tom Jones is set to rebel against critics and sing his track Delilah at his first major show in Wales in 20 years.
The 1968 song has been banned from rugby matches in the country after the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said the lyrics were inappropriate and offensive.
The words depict a woman named Delilah being stabbed to death after her husband discovered she'd been cheating.
And the 1968 Ivor Novello award-winning hit is no longer allowed to be played before games at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.
The spokesperson for the venue said: 'Delilah will not feature on the playlist for choirs for rugby internationals at Principality Stadium.
Defiant: Sir Tom Jones, 82, is set to rebel against critics and sing his track Delilah at his first major show in Wales in 20 years (Sir Tom pictured in 2018)
'The WRU removed the song from its half-time entertainment and music playlist during international matches in 2015. Guest choirs have also more recently been requested not to feature the song during their pre-match performances and throughout games.
'The WRU condemns domestic violence of any kind. We have previously sought advice from subject matter experts on the issue of censoring the song and we are respectfully aware that it is problematic and upsetting to some supporters because of its subject matter.'
It will no longer be performed or sung by choirs at the stadium.
However, Delilah has been included on Sir Tom's set list for his performance at Cardiff Castle in July.
The 82-year-old Welsh music legend has previously defended the controversial lyrics, insisting it's not meant to be taken 'literally'.
He told the BBC in 2014: 'I love to hear it sung at rugby games. It makes me very proud to be Welsh. I think if they're looking into the lyric about a man killing a woman, it's not a political statement.
'It's just something that happens in life [and] he just loses it.
'The great thing about the song that everyone picks up on is the chorus. I don't think that they are really thinking about it. I wasn't thinking that I was the man that was killing