CLASSICAL music star Russell Watson will start a Christmas tour of UK cathedrals in Durham this November.

The 47-year-old tenor will perform at Durham Cathedral on Monday, November 24, before heading to Scotland, Wales, the south and the Midlands and finishing at Manchester Monastery on Monday, December 15.

The Salford-born star, who has sold more than seven million albums worldwide, said: “This will be my first Christmas tour.

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“I’m really excited to be performing in what will be a unique experience for me, in the glorious surroundings of some of the most prestigious cathedrals and minsters in the UK.”

Tickets for the Durham Cathedral concert are priced £43.45 and £60.50, or £39.50 and £55 for concessions.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (September 5), online at gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk and by calling 0844-811-0051 or 0844-826-2826.