SINGER Lulu - known for hits like Shout and To sir, With Love - will be playing in the region in October.

The 70-year-old pop star will play 35 dates between September and November, including at the Gala Theatre, Durham, on October 15.

It's part of the On Fire tour, tickets for which go on sale this week.

She said: "I've so enjoyed touring with my amazing band over the past few years that it didn't take very long for me to get the urge to hit the road again.

"We'll be playing here, there and everywhere, so I invite fans old and new to come along and share a great night covering my six decades in music."

Lulu will appear on stage each night to perform their number one song Relight My Fire, which she featured on in 1993.

The Scottish singer-songwriter shot to fame aged 15 when Shout, a cover of the Isley Brothers track, became a hit.

Presale tickets will be available from 10am on April 17 with general tickets going on sale at 10am the next day.