WIN:Meet Rick Astley at O2 Academy Sheffield - AUDIO

Eighties icon: Never Gonna Give You Up star Rick Astley.
Eighties icon: Never Gonna Give You Up star Rick Astley.
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NEVER Gonna Give You Up ‘80s superstar Rick Astley is back at Sheffield O2 Academy and we’re giving you and a guest the chance to meet him.

He plays the city on his full UK tour on Monday, October 22.

Rick sold over 19 million records and had eight consecutive number ones, including Whenever You Need Somebody, When I Fall in Love, Together Forever and Hold Me in Your Arms.

Never Gonna Give You Up made him an international star, topping the charts in 25 countries. He retired after six years, in 1993.

But he’s back and he’s never gonna give up on his fans, he said in an exclusive Star chat.

Hear digital editor Graham Walker’s big interview in full with Rick Astley - including the story behind Never Gonna Give You Up.

He also answers Star readers’ questions including the Kylie conspiracy - was her hits really Rick played at 45rpm and was he her slowed down to 33rpm?

LISTEN: Hear our full chat with Rick Astley about his tour, new album, hit records and what’s next for the man with the golden voice - CLICK HERE.

Tickets, limited for his Sheffield gig, are £22.50, may be subject to a booking fee.

Visit the box office, call 0844 477 2000 or book online at


For chance to win our Rick Astley meet and greet plus two tickets Sheffield concert email your name and details, with StarCompRA in the subject bar to or follow Graham Walker on Twitter at @GW1962 and tweet him #StarCompRA.

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