Cliff Richard is celebrating his 79th birthday this week and the Mistletoe and Wine singer has now delighted fans after revealing he will be embarking on a special tour in honour of his 80th birthday next year.
The star will travel the country performing his hits old and new, and fans can get ready to buy tickets for the shows next week.
Going on sale Friday, October 25, Cliff’s The Great 80 Tour starts up north and works its way down, finishing in the capital city at London’s 02 arena.
But now it also turns out, the name of his run of performances was originally going to be something quite different.
In a pre-recorded chat with entertainment reporter Ross King during today’s edition of Lorraine on ITV, the singer shared all.
Cliff explained: “The original title for my tour was gonna be the 80th birthday tour.
“And I said but we’ve done that, 70th birthday tour, 75th birthday tour.
“And I was speaking to myself saying ‘I feel great, at 80 I feel… I like the fact that it sounds good’.
Laughing, the singer then declared triumphantly: “The Great 80 Tour.”
“And it’s gonna take you all over the country,” Ross enthused, as Cliff nodded in agreement.
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