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Electric Proms for classy Bassey
Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey will take the stage with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Electric Proms this Friday to celebrate 50 years of stardom.

The singer from Cardiff will perform her greatest hits along with tracks from her new album The Performance.

The show at the London Roundhouse on 23 October will be Dame Shirley's only full live concert appearance of 2009.

The BBC Electric Proms has made a mark in presenting major stars and fresh talent in an intimate concert setting.

The event should further extend the 72-year-old singer's appeal to the new younger audience she attracted with her appearance at the 2007 Glastonbury festival.

Dame Shirley says she's looking forward to revisiting her much-loved songbook whilst premiering new work.

"What I'm most looking forward to at the BBC Electric Proms is performing songs from my new album The Performance for the first time - it really will be a special moment for me."

The show will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Wales, which will be celebrating Friday as Dame Shirley Bassey Day.

(available until Thursday 29 October)

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