A CHART-TOPPING band is coming to Northwich.

The Christians will play The Plaza later this year for a very important cause.

The show will raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, a charity close to the hearts of the band, which lost founding member Roger Christian to the disease in 1998.

Announcing the gig, Radio Northwich’s John Thompson said: “March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, and so it is completely fitting that Radio Northwich announce this gig.

“We are delighted to present The Christians live at The Plaza Northwich this December with special guests, Northwich favourites, Electromantics.

“We are extremely thankful to be able to offer a VIP Meet and Greet Package for this concert.

“Garry Christian lost his brother and former band member, Roger, to a brain tumour in 1998 and together we aim to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, one of the charities we are supporting in 2024.”

The Christians was formed by three brothers - Garry, Roger and Russell - and guitarist Henry Priestman in 1985 in Liverpool.

Their self-titled debut album and second album, Colour, reached number two and top spot respectively in the UK album charts.

Perhaps the highlight of the band’s career came in 1989 when they joined fellow Liverpudlians Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson and Gerry Marsden for a charity version of Ferry Cross the Mersey.

The single was released in May in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster the previous month, which claimed the lives of 97 Liverpool fans.

It held the number one spot in the UK charts for three weeks.

The announcement of their Northwich show coincides with the release of their latest single.

Tanera Days, out Friday (March 15), was written by a fan of the band, Andrew Langridge, after a building contract took his construction company to the remote Scottish island of Tanera Mor.

He said: “My client, the owner of the island, bought it to gift to a charity that devotes its time to rehabilitating armed forces members suffering from PTSD and other mental illness struggles” explains Andrew.

"It really struck me the selflessness of the anonymous island owner who was doing so much to help people recover in a nurturing environment.

"I think the song, coupled with Garry's immaculate vocals, capture the spiritual calming quality of the island perfectly.”

Tickets for the Plaza gig, on December 7, are on sale now at www.wtm360.co.uk/radio-northwich-1635961806-the-christians.html.

Early bird standing tickets are priced at £27 and unreserved balcony seats £32.

There is also a VIP package with a meet and greet available for £70.