TAKE a step back in time to the golden age of soul as a music icon brings his greatest hits to town.

R&B singer Alexander O’Neal will be bringing his nine-piece band to the Parr Hall on September 24 with support from funk and soul group Mamma Freedom.

It is part of the 66-year-old’s farewell tour after four decades in the music business.

At the height of his powers, Alexander became the only artist to sell out six consecutive nights at Wembley Arena.

And the American R&B singer was welcomed in the UK from the start with three of his records going gold between 1985 and 1991.

Holly Jones, from Culture Warrington, said: “This fantastic concert experience is an absolute must for any music fan.

“In a music career spanning more than 40 years, Alexander O’Neal has become a household name in the world of soul music, boasting 14 singles in the top 40 US charts during the 80s and 90s.

“Now, the singer is as loved as ever before as he prepares to release his new album in September.”

The show promises a showcase of new material from the record as well as all the old favourites, such as If You Were Here Tonight, Fake, Criticize, (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me and more.

Alexander O’Neal performs at the Parr Hall on September 24.