Deacon Blue - Legendary Scottish Rockers Announce 2016 UK Tour
This iconic Scottish band celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2016 with a full UK tour, including a night at Glasgow's Barrowlands - their first appearance at the venue for 22 years. Albums The Hipsters and A New House put the group back on the map in 2012 and 2014 respectively, 11 years after the release of previous LP Homesick, adding to an incredible six million records sold worldwide. Don't miss out on your chance to catch one of their amazing live performances throughout November and December - get Deacon Blue tickets on StubHub.
Deacon Blue Biography - Celebrating 30 Years Together
Couple Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh brought the band together in Glasgow in the early '80s, with the original line-up including James Prime, Dougie Vipond, Ewen Vernal and Graeme Kelling. In 1987, first album Raintown found immediate commercial success, debuting at number 14 in the UK charts and building on the success found by fellow Scottish artists like Wet Wet Wet. Second LP When the World Knows Your Name did even better, landing in the charts at number one and spawning top 30 hits like 'Real Gone Kid', 'Fergus Sings the Blues' and 'Wages Day'.
Their group continued to prove popular into the '90s, with following albums Fellow Hoodlums and Whatever You Say, Say Nothing both securing top five spots in the charts and saw them transition from rock and blues to a more alternative style. Their 1994 greatest hits compilation gave them a second UK number one but despite being at the height of their career, Vipond's decision to leave the group led to its disbandment the very same year. However, the remaining members came back together five years later to release Walking Back Home, an album containing both new material and reworkings of old tracks, followed by Homesick in 2001. After the sad passing of Kelling in 2004, the band continued to put on the occasional performance but 2012's The Hipsters was their first release in over a decade. With seventh album A New House adding to their impressive collection in 2014, the set list for the group's 30th anniversary tour is sure to be memorable. Get your Deacon Blue tickets from StubHub to celebrate with them.
Similar Artists on Tour
Got your Deacon Blue tickets on StubHub and looking for more amazing bands to enjoy live this year? Take a look at tour dates for fellow Scottish acts Wet Wet Wet and The Proclaimers.
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