EVERGREEN US singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is to perform in the North-East on a British tour next year.

Following a headline performance at the BBC Proms in the Park in London and 17 sell-out Broadway concerts, he has announced a return to the UK in 2020 for a limited date arena concert tour.

They will include what promises to be a memorable evening for members of his large female fan-base in the region at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, on Saturday May 30.

It is the second night on a seven-show tour in late May and early June.

The multi award-winning singing showman shot to stardom when his major hit song, Mandy, topped the charts in 1975.

He followed that up with Could It Be Magic?, I Write the Songs, Can’t Smile Without You and Copacabana among a total of 27 top ten hits with worldwide record sales topping 85 million.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday September 20 at 9am and are available online from the booking hotline number 0844-493 6666, at a rate of 7p per minute, plus the phone company’s access charge, or from 11am in person from the arena box office.

Accessible seating bookings can be made via the hotline 0800-988 4440. Venue facility and booking fees may apply.