George Benson is heading out on tour in 2018

23 October 2017, 12:13 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

George Benson

He's one of the greatest jazz and soul musicians of the 20th century, and he'll be coming to the UK in 2018.

The ten-time Grammy winner will play nine shows across the country in June 2018, including two nights at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday (October 27) at 9am, so mark your calendars!

The tour will feature George's distinctive guitar playing, and he and his band will perform his greatest hits including the classics 'Turn Your Love Around', 'Never Give Up on a Good Thing' and 'Give Me the Night'.

George said: “I’m looking forward to my trip to the UK and we’re going to have a good time at the shows."

The full tour dates in 2018 are:

June 17 -   Bournemouth, BIC 

June 18 -   Birmingham, Symphony Hall 

June 20 -   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall 

June 21 -   Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall 

June 23 -   Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall 

June 24 -   Gateshead, Sage 

June 26 -   London, Royal Albert Hall 

June 27 -   London, Royal Albert Hall 

June 29 -   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion 

Watch a classic George Benson video below: