SINGING sensation Michael Buble will be performing in the North-East later this year, it has been announced. 

The Canadian superstar will play at the Metro Radio Arena, in Newcastle, on December 5, with tickets on general sale from Friday.

More than 150,000 tickets were sold during a 10-date residency at The O2 last summer, which was followed by a further 120,000 ticket sales for his recent shows in Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham – all of which sold-out on the day they went on sale.

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To Be Loved is Michael Bublé’s sixth studio album, following his Christmas album which sold 7m copies internationally and was the second biggest selling album of 2011.

Now closing in on 700,000 sales in the UK alone where the album was his first to go straight to the top of the charts, it continues to command a place in the Top 20 almost a year after it was released.

To Be Loved also earned Michael his fourth Grammy Award when it won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Tickets costing from £50 will go on general sale 9am Friday, April4 online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person at the Metro Radio Arena box office.