Photos: Mark Carline.
Peace Will Come was written by Ricky as a kind of hymn for the band’s tour in 2020. The song took on more meaning once those shows happened in 2021 and 2022, with so many having lost loved ones in the intervening time.
In May 2022, Peace Will Come was performed at the band’s homecoming show in Glasgow. By then, there was war in Europe, and Ricky dedicated the song to the people of Ukraine.
In Ricky’s moving introduction that night, he told the audience, “the song is a promise of hope more than certainty, but I’m sure it’s true that Peace Will Come”. A live video of that performance is now available for the first time here.
A new recording of it is featured on Peace Will Come, a new acoustic album of the band’s favourite songs recorded in January 2023. This album serves as a bonus disc for You Can Have It All, the complete Deacon Blue albums collection.
Due to phenomenal demand we have announced a third night in Perth and a second night in Auckland.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now. We can’t wait to see you there x
Australian tickets: https://www.livenation.com.au/artist-deacon-blue-786
New Zealand tickets: https://www.livenation.co.nz/artist-deacon-blue-786
Deacon Blue are very happy to announce that they will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in November and December 2023.
“We really can’t wait to come back to Australia and New Zealand, we always love visiting these amazing countries!”
* Due to phenomenal demand, we have added an extra show at Astor Theatre in Perth on Sunday 26th November.
We are excited to announce our first ever shows in South Africa, it’s a country that we have wanted to get to for many years and these shows, both outdoors in beautiful parks, will be really special. RRx
Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 9am and will be available from https://breakoutevents.co.za/.
Deacon Blue have announced their most comprehensive greatest hits anthology to date, along with a career-spanning box set. All The Old 45s – The Very Best of Deacon Blue (2-CD / double vinyl), and the 14-CD You Can Have It All – The Complete Albums Collection, which includes a brand-new unplugged CD, will be released by Cooking Vinyl on Friday 1st September 2023.
It’s a lifetime, yet no time at all, since Deacon Blue first roared their gospel according to hope, work, dignity, and Scottish towns beset with rain. We’re still taking cover under their words. Everything and nothing’s changed. There’s still a thrill in pressing play. We still need their songs in our cities of love, in our hearts, in our homes, in these hurricane days.
Click here to pre-order.
Now live at https://deaconblue.com/set-lists/ a new page covering all of Deacon Blue’s live shows from 1986 to the present day. The pages include tour and festival posters as well as links through to purchase shows in the archive, all of which we will be adding to in the coming weeks.
We are indebted to Steve Edwards at www.circuslights.com who started collating these dates and has generously helped Deacon Blue set up their own site.
There are only a few tickets left for our acoustic evening of songs for Keith. Get yours here before they’re all gone: gigss.co/deacon-blue.
We’re also excited to announce that Kathryn Joseph will be joining Andrew Wasylyk on stage for a special performance.
For those of you who have asked if they can make a donation, you can now do so here: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gregor-philp.
You may have read about our friend Keith Matheson, who had a life changing accident last year. We have asked a few friends to join us for an evening of acoustic music, A Night For Keith, to raise some money for him and his family.
We’re delighted to be joined by Gary Clark, The Bluebells, Andrew Wasylyk, Ged Grimes and Swiss Family Orbison. Deacon Blue will play an acoustic set in the second half and we’ll all get together for a big singalong at the end.
Tickets are on sale on Friday. Please join us if you can x
Tickets are now on sale here.
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