Sir Tom Jones postpones Newmarket Nights concert

Sir Tom Jones' headline show at Newmarket Racecourse this summer has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sir Tom, who is a coach on the hit ITV show 'The Voice', was due to perform at Newmarket Nights on 24th July.

The show will now take place next year, on 23rd July.

Promoters, The Jockey Club Live, said tickets purchased for this July will be automatically transferred to next year's show.

Tom Jones' headline show at Newmarket Racecourse can no longer be staged due to the ongoing public health situation. Credit: PA

The 79-year-old, who last played in Newmarket in 2015, said he loved performing but "safety must come first."

"I’m really sorry to have to inform you that my shows scheduled for this Summer have had to be postponed until next year", Sir Tom said.

"As you most likely are aware, public performances are sadly not going forward as normal for just about everyone who works in music and entertainment.

"My team have been monitoring the UK government advice on organised gatherings and I now need to take this action to ensure the protection of fans, my crew and everyone who works in support of the shows. It is also important to help ease the pressure on those working on the front line to fight this virus.

"You all know how much I love performing but everybody’s safety must come first. Behind the scenes we’ve been working with local promoters to re-schedule all the shows from this summer as closely as possible. To make it easy, all tickets already purchased for this year will remain valid for the re-scheduled shows in 2021. A full list of all re-scheduled dates can be found on my website.

"Alternately, if you need a refund, please contact your original point of purchase. In the meantime, please stay home, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all soon."