HOUSEWIVES' favourite Gary Barlow is to perform in the North-East as part of his 2018 tour.

The Take That frontman is appearing at the Sunderland Empire on April 30 and May 1.

He wrote on his Facebook page: "So excited to finally announce my 2018 tour!"

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For those who don't get tickets for Sunderland, he is also appearing at:

April 16 – Edinburgh – Playhouse

April 17 – Edinburgh – Playhouse

April 19 – Perth – Concert Hall

April 20 – Dundee – Caird Hall

April 21 – Aberdeen – BHGE Arena

April 23 – Hull – City Hall

April 24 – Hull – City Hall

April 26 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall

April 27– Blackpool – Opera House

April 28 – Blackpool – Opera House

April 30 – Sunderland – Empire

May 1 – Sunderland – Empire

May 3 – Manchester – O2 Apollo

May 4 – Manchester – O2 Apollo

May 8 – Belfast – Waterfront

May 10 – Dublin – BGE Theatre

May 12 – Kilarney, INEC

May 14 – Brighton, Centre

May 15 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena

May 17 – London – Palladium

May 18 – London – Palladium

May 21 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru

May 22 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru

May 24 – Halifax – Victoria Theatre

May 25 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall

May 26 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall

May 28 – Isle of Man – Villa Marina

May 29 – Isle of Man – Villa Marina

May 31 – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion

June 1 – Bournemouth – International Centre

June 4 – Sheffield – City Hall

June 5 – Sheffield – City Hall

June 8 – Thetford Forest

June 9 – Delamere Forest

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, October 20 at 10am.