Tom Jones to headline Elvis Presley gig

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2010, 10:11 AM IST

London: Welsh singer Tom Jones is set to headline a star-studded concert paying tribute to `King of Rock and Roll` Elvis Presley to mark what would have been his 75th year.

The 70-year-old singer, who struck up a close friendship with Presley in the 1970s, will be joined by acts including KT Tunstall, Mica Paris, Tony Hadley and Travis` Fran Healy for Radio 2`s Elvis Forever show in London`s Hyde Park this Sunday, a news daily reported.

The late `Heartbreak Hotel` hitmaker`s ex-wife Priscilla will be co-hosting the event and the TCB Band, who played with the singer until his death in 1977, will provide backing music.

A fireworks display will mark the end of the concert, which will be held to pay tribute to Presley`s back catalogue.

"I am delighted that Sir Tom can join us to celebrate the music of Elvis Presley, for a night that promises to be very special," said Radio 2 and 6 Music head of programmes, Lewis Carnie.

PTI