Ticket go fast for Paul Young in Harrogate

Paul Youngs Los Pacaminos with Paul, centre.
Paul Youngs Los Pacaminos with Paul, centre.

The bad news for Paul Young fans in Harrogate is tickets for his intimate show at The Ivory this weekend are nearly completely sold out.

Having sold out his Friday and Saturday shows at The Warehouse Recording Co in Harrogate weeks ago, it's no surprise that demand to attend the 80s pop legend's extra show at The Ivory on Sunday have been snapped up with some speed.

Singer Paul Young in his 1980s era of huge hits.

Singer Paul Young in his 1980s era of huge hits.

The famous singer himself has been talking to the Harrogate Advertiser about how he has come to be playing three dates in a row in small venues in Harrogate.

The multi-million-selling 61-year-old first shot to fame when No Parlez, debut album soared to number one in 1983.

Having sung at Live Aid in 1985, he went onto enjoy a string of big hit singles and albums year after year in the 1980s and 1990s.

Fans are excited that he’s playing Warehouse Recording Co on September 15 and 16 and The Ivory on September 17 with his acclaimed Tex Mex band Los Pacaminos.

And there’s at least two good reasons why he’s doing so.

One - it’s a live presentation by his friend and ex-Squeeze singer Chris Difford.

Paul said: “I’ve known Chris for years. I sang backing vocals with Elvis Costello on Squeeze’s Black Coffee in Bed before I had my own hits.

“Squeeze knew me from when I was in the Q Tips. We still keep in touch.”

Two - turns out it it’s a big anniversary for Paul and the band.

Paul said: “It’s the 25th year of playing with Los Pacaminos, the band I formed in 1992.

“It’s such a fun outfit. I love singing and playing with them. We’re going to record a live DVD and album at Warehouse. Chris has an involvement with the studio, as does Bob Harris who I’ve also known for a long time.”

It turns out this is far from the first time the Luton-born singer has come to Harrogate.

He said: “It’s a lovely town. I’ve been here loads of times, especially in the 1990s.”

Tickets are already sold out for both of Paul Young’s nights at Warehouse Recording Co which has Harrogate singer Rob Reynolds as support act.

Doors open at 7pm.

Paul Young's show at The Ivory at The Ginnel in Harrogate on Sunday kicks off at 5pm with Robbie Miller as support act.