SHEFFIELD soul singer, songwriter and former Ace and Mike + The Mechanics frontman Paul Carrack is on the road again, this time performing at 23 venues across Britain with his band ahead of the April 6 release of his new album, These Days.

Balancing his career between his solo deeds and guesting on Eric Clapton's tours, Carrack has worked with Roxy Music, the late BB King, Nick Lowe, Roger Waters, Squeeze, Elton John, The Smiths and Ringo Starr, among others.

He wrote Ace's How Long as his very first song, sang the lead vocal on Squeeze's original version of Tempted and co-wrote Love Will Keep Us Alive for Eagles and Over My Shoulder with Mike + The Mechanics' Mike Rutherford.

These Days will be his 19th solo album, the last one, Soul Shadows, having given him his highest ever chart entry in 2016. Last year, he embarked on his biggest tour yet, with 25 shows in Britain alone, including York Barbican in February.

Tickets for tomorrow's 7.30pm show in York are still available on 0844 854 2757, at or from the Barbican box office in person.