Rick Astley’s Rolling Into Reading

Eighties legend Rick Astley will be special guest when the BBC’s Songs Of Praise comes to Reading next month.

Rick Astley is set to perform with Songs Of Praise at Reading Town Hall next month (Image: Guildford Titles)

National treasure Astley performed in the town in August – when the Foo Fighters brought him on stage at Reading Festival to belt out his best-known song Never Gonna Give You Up.

However his upcoming performance next month at Reading Town Hall may possibly be a little lower key.

No details have been released about which songs he will be taking on however the BBC promises a mix of traditional, modern, and Gospel hymns.

Although 53-year-old Astley told the BBC in an interview “I’m not really religious” his 2016 album – entitled “50” – featured tracks including God Says, Angels On My Side and Pray With Me.

During the 2016 interview he said: “I’ve got a faith but I’m not exactly sure what it’s in – it’s mainly in human beings I think.

“But when you do gigs there’s definitely an emotion you have in contact with other people – and it does come close to religion if I’m honest.

“There’s a real joy in it – there just isn’t a negative moment.”

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