SCOTTISH pop icon Lulu has announced her retirement from touring after six decades in the spotlight.

The singer has a small tour booked in for April, which will see her play dates in Glenrothes, Aberdeen, and Glasgow before heading south of the Border.

After dates in Gateshead, Southampton, and Birmingham, the Champagne for Lulu tour will end with a show in the London Palladium on April 17, which the star has said will be her last ever.

Speaking to broadcaster and former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth on his Rosebud podcast, Lulu said: “This is actually – I’m announcing it for the first time now – this is my farewell tour, with family, and friends.

“Last year I did a tour that was kind of gruelling, it was successful, it went well, but you need an army to be a success in your career these days and I felt unsupported.

“But then I turned 75, and I thought, 'You know what, I want to carry on working, but I want to do it a different way’."

Lulu’s final show will come 60 years after her debut single “Shout” was released, in 1964.

The Scottish singer won Eurovision for the UK in 1969 with her single Boom Bang-a-Bang.

She also sang the theme to the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.

Speaking about her remaining tour dates, Lulu said: “I'm not going to tell you exactly what I'm going to do, but of course I'll have to do Boom Bang-a-Bang.

“The audience want to do it by themselves anyway. You can't not give people what they want – and more. If you've ever seen me on tour, just let me say, you won't have seen me like this.”

Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie and is also known by her full name Lulu Kennedy-Cairns.

In January 2023, she was revealed to be Piece of Cake on the hit ITV show the Masked Singer.

In 2021, Lulu was given a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to music, entertainment and charity.