Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Big Date for Will

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Big Date for Will

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Byline: By Gordon Barr

Pop Idol Will Young is to play his first solo Newcastle arena date, it was announced today.

The chart-topper, who played a sell-out show at the City Hall last month, will take to the stage of the city's arena on December 3, with tickets on sale from tomorrow.

Tickets for his City Hall show sold out in two hours, and demand is likely to be as high this time around.

Will is set for a Top 5 smash this Sunday with his latest single, the title track from his multi-platinum-selling Friday's Child album.

The singer exclusively revealed to the Chronicle last month that he was planning an arena tour.

"I have a few ideas," he said at the time. "It's about doing a show that is specific to me.

"A show to have fun with, and with lots of possibilities."

The first ever Pop Idol winner, Will broke records for the biggest first-day sales of a debut UK single with Evergreen/Anything Is Possible, going on to score more No 1 hits and shifting 850,000 copies of his debut album. …

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