RISING star John Newman opens his second UK tour in Southampton next week.

The 23-year-old singer and musician’s critically acclaimed debut Tribute beat the likes of Cher and Paul McCartney to the top of the charts.

With one sold-out UK tour already under his belt, Yorkshire’s newest star is a Jools Holland favourite, widely tipped for greatness in 2014.

John Newman is best known for the track Love Me Again, a number one last July, as well as being a featured artist on Rudimental’s 2012 singles Feel the Love and Not Giving In, both also chart hits. He is at the 02 Guildhall Southampton on Monday.

Tickets are sold out.