RICKY’S TOUR GUEST

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!”

NEW SINGLE

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

RAINTOWN 35

DUE TO DELAYS AT UK CUSTOMS THE NEW RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 18TH 2022

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 AND BELFAST

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 www.ticketmaster.ie.

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.

Tickets from www.ulsterhall.co.uk.

All tickets remain valid.

RICKY ROSS BOOK ALBUM & TOUR

Ricky Ross, has announced a new solo album and tour Short Stories Vol. 2 alongside his memoir Walking Back Home.

The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally on 19th August 2022 by Cooking Vinyl.

In his memoir, Ross revisits his formative years growing up in Dundee, his early forays into music and the beginning, extraordinary success, fall-out, and re-emergence of Deacon Blue. Ross writes movingly and with great wit about the people and places that have meant the most to him, as well as his relationship with faith, politics, and the ever-changing challenges of being a musician.

Short Stories Vol. 2 was recorded at home, then augmented with sumptuous strings and brass, alongside contributions from his fellow Deacon Blue cohorts Lorraine McIntosh and Gregor Philp.

To access the 24-hour fan presale for the tour staring at 9.00am on Thursday 3rd February, pre-order the album here.