Ricky Ross is very happy to announce a new solo album and tour, Short Stories Vol. 1. The album will be released on CD and vinyl on September 15th 2017, followed by tour dates in November and December.
We are putting together a fan pre-sale with ticket and album bundles that starts on Thursday 18th May at 9.00am and will be live for 24 hours before the general sale on Friday. Link will be live here on Thursday morning.
This is the first time we have made tickets for the tour available to buy alongside the album and doing so unlocks an exclusive, limited edition, numbered 7″ vinyl containing a new recording of ‘Raintown’ recorded with a beautiful backing choir, along with a brand new track ‘A Soldiers Song’. Both recordings are only available on the limited 7″ vinyl edition.
The album was recorded over two days at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg and had its sumptuous strings and choir added back in Glasgow. It is comprised of brand new songs, some well-known Deacon Blue tracks, and new recording of tracks that have been very hard to find.
Short Stories Vol. 1 – CD and 12″ track listing
1. I Thought I Saw You
3. I’m Supposed To Love You
4. At My Weakest Point
5. Wages Day
6. Goin’ Back
7. A Gordon For Me
8. The Germans Are Out Today
9. I Was Right and You Were Wrong
10. Only God and Dogs
11. Siggy The Bully
12. The Kid At The Airport
Limited 7″ Vinyl Edition
1. Raintown (Choral Version)
2. A Soldiers Song
Short Stories Vol. 1 – Tour dates
09.11.2017 Cheltenham, Pump Rooms
10.11.2017 Bristol, St George’s Hall
12.11.2017 Yeovil, Westlands
14.11.2017 Dundee, Gardyne Theatre
15.11.2017 Aberdeen, Tivoli
16.11.2017 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
18.11.2017 Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall
19.11.2017 Glasgow, St Luke’s
20.11.2017 Glasgow, St Luke’s
24.11.2017 Billericay, Emmanuel Church
25.11.2017 Milton Keynes, Stables
26.11.2017 Gateshead, The Sage
28.11.2017 Sheffield, Memorial Hall
29.11.2017 London, Cadogan Hall
01.12.2017 Liverpool, Capstone Theatre
02.12.2017 Buxton, Pavilion Arts Centre
05.12.2017 Dublin, Sugar Club
06.12.2017 Kilkenny, The Set
07.12.2017 Belfast, Empire Music Hall
The 1st May 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Deacon Blue’s debut album, Raintown. To celebrate, Ricky, Lorraine, Jim and Dougie sat down with Ian Rankin to tell the story of how the album was made. Author Ian Rankin remembers 1987 fondly – it was the year his well-loved creation Detective Inspector John Rebus first made his appearance in print.
Deacon Blue are proud to announce the release of Live at The Glasgow Barrowlands on March 31st 2017 on Blu-ray, Limited Edition 2CD/DVD, Double Vinyl and digital on earMUSIC.
Last year saw the band release their most successful album in 23 years with Believers, and a fourth single from this record, I Will and I Won’t is being released to coincide. Live at The Glasgow Barrowlands was recorded on the last night of the Believers Tour at this iconic venue on the 4th December 2016. The show marked an emotional return to the venue where Deacon Blue had last played in 1994, and the performance captured here is one of their finest.
The recording features the band play their best loved songs from their million-selling classic debut album Raintown which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, all the way to their acclaimed latest release, Believers.
Deacon Blue: Live at the Glasgow Barrowlands is available to pre-order now.
Limited Edition 2LP/2CD+DVD/Blu-ray bundles: deaconblue.tmstor.es
Amazon Digital: smarturl.it/DBGlasgow_Amazon
Google Play: smarturl.it/DBGlasgow_GooglePlay
We’re kicking off festival season 2017 in style at MoFest Stage who are celebrating their tenth anniversary!
Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 9th December from Ticketline (0844 888 9991) . . .
Or in person from Montrose HQ, 66 New Wynd, Montrose, on Friday 9th December and Saturday 10th December between 10.00am and 2.00pm, and every weekend thereafter.
Check out www.montrosemusicfestival.co.uk
We’ve wanted to play Edinburgh Castle for many years, so to get to do it as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Raintown couldn’t be better. It’s a big year for the band and for our fans, many of whom have been with us since day one, what better way to celebrate together than having a great big party on the Castle Rock? Ricky x
Edinburgh Castle Tickets On Sale Now!
Over the phone: 0844 844 0444
In person: Ripping Records, 91 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN.
Tickets Scotland Edinburgh, 127 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DT.
Tickets Scotland Glasgow, 237 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL.
The Hub Tickets, 348-350 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.
Grouchos, Dundee, 132 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4ED.
Tickets are NOT available from Edinburgh Castle Box Office.