THE Empress of Soul and seven-time Grammy award winner Gladys Knight is coming to Bournemouth at the end of the month. 

She will be performing at the BIC on Sunday, June 30 as part of her 2024 UK Farewell Tour. 

Gladys Knight began her career in the 1950s performing with The Pips, the award-winning singer has recorded more than 40 albums and enjoyed No.1 hits on the Pop, Gospel, R&B and Contemporary charts. 

Known for her collection of classic hits such as ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’, ‘Licence to Kill’, ‘The Way We Were’, ‘Baby Don't' Change Your Mind’, and ‘You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me’. 

Gladys Knight has been honoured with the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has dozens of TV, film and theatre credits. 

The legendary singer turned 80 in May and took to Instagram to reflect on her life and career. 

She wrote: “80 years of beautiful life, love, service, celebration, achievement, falling down, faith, fun, lessons, blessings, friendship, collaboration, soul sharing and more.  

“I am so grateful to celebrate another amazing birthday. I am honored to live this wonderful life.”