Rick Astley is set to talk in Oxford later this year with the first tickets being released.

The pop star is known for 1980s and 1990s hits such as Never Gonna Give You Up, Together Forever and Cry for Help.

He will take his Never: An Evening with Rick Astley to Oxford’s New Theatre for a special one-night-only speaking gig in October.

A spokesperson for the show said: “Sharing on his newly released autobiography, Never, Rick will candidly talk about how working with legendary music producers Stock Aitken and Waterman to create the hit song Never Gonna Give You Up changed his life forever, and how he managed the tumultuous and glamorous world of pop on the back of his early success.

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“Hear him open up about his difficult childhood, how he handled becoming the viral internet sensation behind “Rickrolling”, and what it felt like to perform at one of the biggest festivals of the year, Glastonbury.

“Authentic and resilient, don’t miss your chance to see and hear Rick as he goes deep into his unparalleled life and career.”

On Saturday, October 12, Rick will be in conversation in Oxford with podcaster, author and journalist Elizabeth Day.

The first tickets are now available and every ticket will include a hardback copy of Rick’s book Never which is worth £25.

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