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Great excitement about Tom Jones gig

Tom Jones fans are celebrating after hearing the news that the legendary singer is coming to town.

Gloucester Rugby club has signed the world-famous singer to perform at its Kingsholm city centre stadium at the end of June.

The club ground is gaining a growing reputation as a big music venue after gigs last year included The Wanted.

Tom Jones, also known as The Voice, will be the biggest name to have appeared at the stadium.

Gloucester Rugby Club managing director Ken Nottage said: “It is a great privilege for the club to have secured such an iconic music legend.

“Following on from last year’s success with The Wanted, we set out to secure an artist that would appeal to a wider demographic, and Sir Tom certainly appeals to young and old, male and female, mainstream and cutting edge.”

Tom Jones’s long career has included receiving a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. He has also been appearing on new BBC 1 show The Voice, in which he coaches new musical talent.

Gloucester Mayor Andrew Lewis said he was delighted the fellow Welshman was heading to Gloucester.

He added: “What a coup. It’s absolutely fantastic news. I am sure it will be nothing but a roaring success.”

Bob Rumble, chairman of independent fans group Kingsholm Supporters’ Mutual, said: “It’s an absolutely terrific move for Gloucester Rugby.”

Tickets to the gig were expected to sell out quickly and included general seats, VIP tickets and tickets with a dinner package.

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