MORE than half a century since she first hit the music scene Lulu is still belting out those notes and set to blaze a trail across the kingdom with her latest show.

Celebrating 55 years since the release of her debut hit single Shout, Lulu's On Fire tour will see the Grammy-nominated 70-year old Scottish singing star play 35 dates across the UK, playing The Forum at Barrow on October 11.

Lulu's tour announcement comes just 48 hours after she was revealed as Take That’s very special guest for their 37-date Greatest Hits Live Tour, where every night they will reunite to perform their chart topping hit Relight My Fire together.

On Fire will be packed full of Lulu's hits, such as The Man Who Sold The World, Relight My Fire, To Sir With Love and, of course, Shout, among many others.

Born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Lulu shot to fame at the age of 15 with her version of the Isley Brothers', Shout which became her signature tune.

Early successes included representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 with her song Boom Bang-A-Bang, which was the joint winner, and in 1974 she covered David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World and Watch That Man.

She also recorded the theme song for the James Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun.

Backed by her band, a huge LED screen (for the first time) showing carefully selected personal and career defining moments, Lulu's On Fire will have audiences nationwide, sitting, standing, dancing, singing, laughing and simply listening to an amazing story that started on November 3, 1948.

Lulu said that she had so enjoyed touring with her amazing band over the past few years that it didn’t take very long for her to get the urge to hit the road again: "We’ll be playing here, there and everywhere, so I invite fans old and new to come along and share a great night covering my six decades in music."

A ticket pre-sale through the tour's venues will take place from 10am today.

Forum box office 01229-820000.