In 2018, Deacon Blue returned to play concerts in Spain for the first time in 25 years; it was an incredible experience for all of us.
We are delighted to have been asked back in 2019 and can’t wait to get in front of our Spanish audience once again. Spain has always held a special place in the story of Deacon Blue and we look forward to the next chapter with real excitement.
Thanks to all of you who have waited and have welcomed us back. DB x
February 28 – Repvblicca, Valencia – Tickets
March 1 – Escenario, Santander – Tickets
March 2 – Pelicano, A Coruña – Tickets
March 4 – La Riviera, Madrid – Tickets
March 5 – Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian – Tickets
March 6 – Sala Apolo – Festival del Mil.leni, Barcelona – Tickets
For three nights in June, Ricky is bringing his Short Stories show to Stockton-on-Tees, Whitley Bay, and Perth. For the final show, Ricky will be joined by string trio The Pumpkin Seeds who added the sumptuous strings to his album, Short Stories Vol. 1.
Tickets for all three shows are on sale now.
This has been a long time coming; we were last in Spain as a band in 1993, so we are very happy to announce these three shows in February 2018.
We can’t wait to see our friends and fans out there; these shows will be very special. The people of Spain have always held us close and I’m so happy to be able to get back there. Hopefully we won’t leave it so long next time. R x
Celebrating 30 Years of Deacon Blue
Deacon Blue are delighted to announce their 2018 Tour, To Be Here Someday, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue.
The last five years of Deacon Blue have seen a creative surge, and the band’s renaissance, with three new albums released in quick succession, 2016’s studio album Believers became their highest charting album in 23 years. To Be Here Someday is a tour that celebrates the band’s entire career, and will see them play some of their biggest ever shows.
They return to London’s iconic Hammersmith Apollo for the first time in 10 years, and the tour includes three arena shows at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, the AECC Arena in Aberdeen and, with what is set to be an electrifying end to the tour, the SSE Hydro in the band’s home town of Glasgow.
Ricky Ross says: “This will be the first we have toured without a new album in over five years and the announcement happens to coincide with 30 years of Deacon Blue so we’re going to make the tour a celebration of 30 years of the band. It’s an opportunity for us to plays songs from Raintown all the way through to Believers”.
The tour’s title To Be Here Someday is a line from their iconic single Dignity and encapsulates the band’s hopes, their passion and joy in being able to share with their fans the biggest songs from throughout their career. As has become a feature of their live shows they will present a set list that will change night by night but will always be full of classic Deacon Blue.
Register here for a 24-hour fan pre-sale on Thursday 28th September with the full on-sale on Friday 29th September.