Deacon Blue: 30 Years of Raintown

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: 30 Years of Raintown is broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, 4.00pm, Monday 1st May, and BBC Radio 2, 10.00pm, Monday 8th May.

Barrowland Ballroom

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.

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Montrose Music Festival

Montrose Music Festival

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.

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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.