A DEE Valley venue will welcome an iconic performer later this year.

Front man of the legendary Super Furry Animals and Mercury-nominated outfit Neon Neon, Gruff Rhys will play a special full band show at Llangollen Town Hall in December.

Presented by FOCUS Wales and Clwb Ifor Bach, the gig will take place on Saturday, December 7.

The show follows the release of Gruff’s new album Pang!, which was released in September.

Pang! is a pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title.

It was developed unexpectedly over about 18 months and it is a solo album of songs by Gruff Rhys, produced and mixed by the South African electronic artist Muzi.

Muzi has captured the attention of critically-acclaimed artists, such as Diplo, Stormzy and Damon Albarn, for his sounds that combine Afrobeat, hip-hop, electronic music, kwaito and other genres — with some being just local to South Africa.

Muzi will be joining Gruff on tour as part of his live band.

Gruff explained: “Pang! is a Welsh language song with an English title.

"It started life as a folk reel and soon expanded into a ‘list’ song, listing various reasons for pangs; hunger, regret, twitter, pain, bad design etc.

"Using the English word pang in a Welsh language track may appear weird but I suppose it’s like using the French word ‘Magazine’ in an English song.

"In that it’s slightly pretentious, but completely acceptable.”

Tickets for the Llangollen gig are priced at £20 and they are on sale via Gigantic Tickets and the FOCUS Wales websites.

Tickets to all FOCUS Wales events are available now at www.focuswales.com/tickets