Eighties Australian legend Jason Donovan has announced two dates in the North East as part of a UK tour.
The Neighbours favourite turned chart-topping singer captured countless hearts in his versatile career, which also saw him star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and appear on I'm A Celebrity.
His new 34-date tour, dubbed "Jason and his Amazing Midlife Crisis" shows he's not afraid to poke fun at himself, however.
The "in-conversation-style" show promises to be filled with stories, laughter and music spanning Jason’s amazing career, including acoustic versions of his classic hits.
The tour includes dates on Durham Gala Theatre on October 12, and on November 14 at The Sage Gateshead.
The show examines every aspect of Jason’s life, from where he began to where he is today as we revisit his past, present and future.
Donovan said: “In the past I’ve either been too young, too busy or too dazed and confused to be able to make sense my life.
"But now, on the eve of my fiftieth birthday - and older and wiser, if a little more weathered - I believe that I am finally in a position to put my life into perspective. I’m in a great place, surrounded by good people and don’t feel like I need to prove myself any more."
He added: “My dad always said to me, the secret to a long and happy life is not to take it all too seriously. I’ve been on the edge, pushed my life to the extreme and come back from it which has actually made me stronger and made me realise what I DON’T want to do with my life.
"I think perhaps the key to a good life is keeping a balance both physically and mentally and the realisation that success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success”
Tickets for the tour go on sale from Friday March 24 at 10am via www.jasondonovan.com