Scots chart-topping singer Lewis Capaldi has announced a UK-wide arena tour taking in Glasgow which will offer staff to help those with anxiety issues at his shows.

The 22-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter who landed his first number one single with Someone You Loved in March has added 50p to each ticket sale which will go towards creating an email hotline for people experiencing anxiety or emotional difficulties.

The LIVELIVE initiative will fund teams who will be trained in assisting with panic, anxiety or any other concerns fans may have.

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It has emerged they will meet fans at the door, escort them to their seats and help those who want to leave quickly to avoid crowds.

Capaldi, who suffers from anxiety and has cut gigs short after experiencing panic attacks, said he wanted to have more people who suffer anxiety at his shows.

He said: "I always get tonnes of messages from people online who have said they want to come to my shows but can't because they're struggling massively with anxiety or are just generally afraid they will have a panic attack during the show.

"I really wanted to put something in place to help those people feel comfortable and offer them support to allow them to experience the shows.

"I just hate to feel that anyone's anxiety is making them miss out on anything they want to do and LIVELIVE is my attempt at helping make these shows enjoyable for as many of those people who have been supporting this journey for me."

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The singer's tour will also take in  Manchester, London, Dublin and Cardiff between March 2 and March 12 next year.

The run of shows will be his first following an upcoming November tour, as well as summer support dates with Ed Sheeran and The Killers.

Capaldi's single Someone You Loved from his forthcoming debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent recently scored its seventh week at number one.

The track is the third longest-running number one single for a Scottish act behind Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All Around with 15 weeks and Calvin Harris's One Kiss ft Dua Lipa with eight weeks.

Capaldi, who was nominated for the Brits Critics’ Choice prize this year but lost out to Sam Fender, said after reaching the pop chart summit: “Look who it is at number one.

“If you’ve listened to it, bought it, streamed it… thanks very much. This is my first number one, so I’m officially a one-hit wonder on the Official Charts.”

The charts accolade came before Capaldi released his debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent on May 17.

His highest-charting hit was his previous single Grace, which peaked at number 26 last year.