Paolo Nutini will play his biggest UK tour to date later this year - and thankfully for his North East fans, it will include a big old date at the Metro Radio Arena.
The Scottish singer, who was originally destined to inherit the family fish and chip business in his native Paisley, has booked six arena gigs around the UK, the first of which will be on Tyneside on October 24.
The landmark tour announcement comes on the heels of his third and platinum selling album, Caustic Love, which followed the platinum-plated trend set by his first two long players, These Streets and Sunny Side Up, by making it to number one after its release in April.
Produced by the 27-year-old himself along with Dani Castelar, Caustic Love was welcomed with open ears by both his expanding army of fans and the critics, so it’s not surprising he and his 10-piece band have been on the road playing the songs live at gigs all over the UK and Europe.
Having also been enjoying a few dates in the US, Paolo returns to the UK this weekend for what promises to be a memorable Glastonbury performance on Friday. He’ll follow this up with festival slots at T in the Park in Scotland next month and then at V Festival in August.
But if you’re not able to catch those, make sure you get July 4 in the diary. That’s the date the tickets will go on sale for the Metro Radio Arena gig. Call 0844 493 6666 or visit www.metroradioarena.co.uk to book.
You can also catch the video for his new single, Let Me Down Easy. below: