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WIN tickets for Chris de Burgh.

TO CELEBRATE the release of Chris de Burgh's new album, Footsteps, the Birmingham Mail brings you the chance to win one of four pairs of tickets to one of his performances at the Symphony Hall on Saturday May 2 or Sunday May 3.

The winners will also receive a copy of the new album.

Footsteps is Chris de Burgh's 17th studio album and is currently available to buy. Having already sold over 45 million albums worldwide, Footsteps is his first collection of covers but features two new tracks.

The 13 covers on Footsteps represent a personal and candid appraisal by Chris of songs which have influenced and affected the way he has crafted his musical imprint.

Chris selected the songs by applying three critical principles: he had to love them, have sung them many times before - and, perhaps most relevantly, they had to have inspired him.

"Listening to the great songwriters was the inspiration for me to try and become a good songwriter myself," he says.

"I'm talking about the likes of Lennon & McCartney and Bob Dylan - people as good as that just don't seem to exist anymore.

I learned my trade, my craft, almost at the feet of the great masters. And that is my musical journey. Those songs are my footsteps." For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Chris de Burgh performing songs from his new album and more at the Symphony Hall, simply answer the following question correctly:

Which of the following is the name of one of Chris de Burgh's most famous songs? a) Lady in Red b) Lady in Black c) Lady in Green By phone: call 0901 229 2377 and follow the instructions.

By text: text BM7 followed by a space and your answer, your name, address and postcode to 84080.

By email: email your entry to entry@mrn.co.uk using the words 'CHRIS DE BURGH' as your subject line. Please include a contact address and phone number.

Birmingham Mail and Trinity Mirror group companies may contact you by email, phone or letter with details of goods and services you may be interested in. You will not be charged for these messages.

To book tickets for his performances at the Symphony Hall call the National Credit Card Hotline on 0871 424 4444 or book online at www.

ticketline.co.uk

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