Deacon Blue announce 25th Anniversary Tour for October 2012
The Scottish pop legends are working on new material and have announced an extensive UK tour to mark a quarter of a century since the release of their first album - tickets Friday 13th April
While a whole smorgasbord of eighties' pop bands continues to tease nostalgic audiences with virtually unrecognisable line-ups sleepwalking through that particular group's one or two memorable hits, Deacon Blue provide a refreshing counterpoint.
For Ricky Ross's band have, by and large, continued with the same line-up for the thick end of three decades and with a single hiatus of just four years. What's more, Ricky, Lorraine, James and Dougie can call on more than just a couple of nearly-forgotten hits.
In fact, Deacon Blue were quite the success story and, what's more, they wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. That might sound inconsequential in these post-Britpop days but, before Blur, Oasis and their kind, the charts really were crammed full of poorly programmed drum machines and pop production line dross.
Amid this sea of mediocrity, sailed Deacon Blue. In a ship. A ship called Dignity. Oof. Dignity was, of course, one of the band's most popular tunes but it was, is, one of a number. Many a droning hour on Radio 1 was enlivened by a bit of sing-along-a-Deacon Blue, with hits including Chocolate Girl, Wages Day, Real Gone Kid and Fergus Sings the Blues. Get ready to sing along all over again - not only has Ricky Ross said that the band are working on new material but there's also the October tour to look forward to.
The dates kick off in Dundee on 4th October, followed by gigs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool and more, before the final show at the Roundhouse in Camden on 22nd October 2012. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 13th April.
- Tue 13th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayUlster Hall (Belfast)Buy Tickets
- Wed 14th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayOlympia Theatre (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Fri 16th Nov 2018 Deacon BlueThe Milk Market/ Big Top (Limerick)Buy Tickets
- Sun 18th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayTheatre Royal (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Mon 19th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayNew Theatre (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Tue 20th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayG-Live (Guildford)Buy Tickets
- Thu 22nd Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedaySt David's Hall (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Fri 23rd Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayPavilion Theatre (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 24th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayGuildhall (Portsmouth)Buy Tickets
- Sun 25th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayThe Anvil/ The Forge (Basingstoke)Buy Tickets
- Tue 27th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayCliffs Pavilion (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Wed 28th Nov 2018 Deacon BlueTheatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 30th Nov 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayEventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Sun 2nd Dec 2018 Deacon BlueDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Tue 4th Dec 2018 Deacon BlueSymphony Hall (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Wed 5th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayBrighton Centre (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 7th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayO2 Apollo (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayEcho Arena/ The Auditorium (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayHarrogate International Centre (Harrogate)Buy Tickets
- Tue 11th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayCity Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Wed 12th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayCity Hall (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Fri 14th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedayAECC BHGE Arena (Aberdeen)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Dec 2018 Deacon Blue: To Be Here SomedaySSE Hydro (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
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