Global music superstar Diana Ross will play to thousands of fans in County Durham next week, as she makes her only stop in the North East on her Thank You Summer 2022 tour.

Ross kicked off the month headlining the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace for the Queen’s 70th jubilee and will perform to a huge crowd in the Sunday afternoon legends slot at Glastonbury this weekend (June 26), before coming to the North East on Wednesday (June 29).

The motown legend will be hoping to bowl over the crowd as she plays her biggest hits to 6,000 fans at the Emirates Riverside, the home of Durham County Cricket Club, in Chester-le-Street next week.

The Grammy winning artist and Supremes star is behind classics including Baby Love, Stop in the Name of Love, and You Keep me Hanging On.

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Diana Ross follows in the footsteps of fellow music icon Elton John who packed out the Stadium of Light in Sunderland for his final visit to the region on Sunday June 19, and Ed Sheeran who broke a local attendance record with his tour dates in Sunderland on the jubilee weekend.

Earlier this month it was revealed that Bryan Adams had cancelled his gig at the Riverside, which was due to take place on July 5 because of ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

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Ross was honoured with a special gong to mark her 75th birthday at this year’s Grammy awards and previously won a Lifetime Achievement award in 2012.

Tickets are still available for anyone wanting to soak up the atmosphere and see her perform.

Diana Ross will perform at Durham Cricket, Riverside on 29 June 2022.

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