Greatest Hits Anthology

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.

Set Lists

Now live at 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 who started collating these dates and has generously helped Deacon Blue set up their own site.

A Night For Keith

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.

Born in a Storm

We are delighted to celebrate 35 years of Raintown with Born in a Storm, a limited-edition single malt whisky, bottled by Glasgow’s own Caskade.

Distilled at a secret location on Orkney and matured for 13 years in a single cask before being finished in ex-Oloroso sherry oak, Born in a Storm is a bold and enduring spirit which serves as an apt reflection of the people and places it was inspired by and a perfect accompaniment to the record.

Limited to 823 individually numbered bottles, Born in a Storm is available to order from Wednesday 30th November – exclusively at

Tickets on sale now.

All The Old 45s

We’re thrilled to announce All The Old 45s, our 2023 Greatest Hits Live Tour!

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Wednesday 16th November. Sign up to the mailing list to receive a link to the presale here.

Anyone signed up to the mailing list already will receive an email with the link at 8.00am on Wednesday morning.

Tickets go on general sale at 9.00am on Friday 18th November.

We’ve decided to play a Greatest Hits show with a difference. Yes, we intend to play all (or nearly all) the old 45s, but we also want the first half of the evening to be an intimate acoustic performance, the band gathered round the piano with acoustic guitars and whatever Dougie decides to hit. We’ll play some album tracks and reinterpret a few favourites from the back catalogue. We’ll take a short break then come back and make a lot of noise. We hope you can be part of that noise. RRx


We are delighted that the wonderfully talented Hannah White will be joining Ricky Ross on his Short Stories Vol.2 tour later this year.

Her latest song Broken Bird is lovely and available here.

Tickets for the tour are available here.

“I’ve admired Ricky Ross’s music for so long and I can’t thank him enough for the opportunity to guest on his upcoming tour,” says Hannah. “It will be wonderful to play for his audiences at these great venues up and down the UK in September and October. Hope to see you at one of them!”


Spanish Shoes, the first single from Ricky Ross’s new solo album Short Stories Vol. 2 is out now.

Listen or watch the video here.

“Spanish Shoes is the promise I made myself about celebrating the end of a brutal time, to which I pray we never return.” Rx



To celebrate its 35th anniversary, we’re excited to announce a special release of Raintown. The remastered album will be available on 12″ black vinyl and limited to 2000 copies, each individually numbered. This latest edition also features new liner notes from Ricky, plus the famous cover will feature “Raintown” in gold lettering. It will be released as part of this year’s Record Store Day UK in association with War Child – £1 from each sale will go towards supporting children living in conflict.

Available to buy from your local indie record shop on Saturday 23rd April. More info on #RSD22 and to find your local store, click here. Also see Record Store Day.

From Ricky: “I’m grateful, every day, we got that chance to make an album we still hold up to be the template of what any Deacon Blue album should be. That we are remastering the album for an audience who still want to hear it thirty-five years later is something none of us expected. Thank you for listening”.


Dublin – Saturday 4th June

We’re so pleased to be joining Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot, bringing our two postponed Dublin shows together to make one great night, outside in St. Anne’s Park. Tickets from

Belfast – Thursday 7th July

We’ve finally secured a new date at the Ulster Hall and this will be the last night of our Cities of Love tour. Thanks for waiting and we can’t wait to see you.

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