SIR Tom Jones is to play Leeds hipster locale, the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park, on August 31 in a special launch show for his new album, Surrounded By Time.
And, why, why, why, didn’t you move more quickly to snap tickets for probably his most intimate Yorkshire show since his Batley Variety Club days well over half a century ago , because the 400-capacity gig has sold out already on the day of ticket release.
The concert coup to sign up 80-year-old Sir Tom has been pulled off by Crash Records, the Leeds independent record shop in The Headrow, whose owner, Ian De-Whytell, came up with a one-off deal whereby tickets could be ordered from Crash as part of a bundle with a copy of the new album.
This will be one of only two such album launch shows by Welshman Sir Tom. Please be aware, the gig going ahead without social distancing and Covid precautions will still be subject to the Government rolling out Step 4 of the roadmap as planned from June 21 this summer.
“This date is very much TBC until we have more info from the Government that shows are safe to take place,” says Crash Records’ website.
Doors will open at 7pm; Sir Tom will be on stage soon afterwards.
Track listing for Surrounded By Time, released on April 23:
I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall (Bernice Johnson Reagon); The Windmills Of Your Mind (Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman); Popstar (Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam); No Hole In My Head (Malvina Reynolds); Talking Reality Television Blues (Todd Snider); I Won’t Lie (Michael Kiwanuka & Paul Butler); This Is The Sea (Michael Scott); One More Cup Of Coffee (Bob Dylan); Samson And Delilah (Tom Jones, Ethan Johns, Mark Woodward); Mother Earth (Tony Jo White); I’m Growing Old (Bobby Cole) and Lazurus Man (Terry Callier).
Co-produced by Ethan Johns and Mark Woodward.