LEGENDARY singer-songwriter Van Morrison, who has been performing all over the world for five decades, is to perform at the BIC later this year.

Recognised as one of the finest singer-songwriters and hardest working live performers of his era, his latest UK tour includes six dates in October/December.

The singer who rarely gives interviews said: "Throughout my career I have always preferred to let my music speak for me.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans who have supported me on my musical journey.”

To date, Van Morrison has released 39 albums – his latest in 2018 You’re Driving Me Crazy – to critical acclaim. Morrison’s biggest hits throughout his careeer include, Brown Eyed Girl, Have I Told You Lately, Moondance and Into the Mystic – to name a few.

Last year he celebrated 50 years since the release of the iconic Astral Weeks album in 1968.

Morrison has a vast accolade of awards under his belt including a knighthood, a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, six Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock Roll Hall of Fame.

The French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, attested to the international reach of Van’s musical art.

His spokesman added: "Van Morrison shows no sign of slowing things down, continuing to work on new material and exciting upcoming projects."

* Van Morrison, known to fans as Van the Man, is at the BIC on Monday, October 21.

Tickets priced at £75, £65 and £45 are available from the venues direct or the 24 hour ticket hotline, book online at ticketline.co.uk or call 0844 888 9991.