Deacon Blue News 2016

December 9, 2016
Deacon Blue 'Gone' (Live in Newcastle)

October 30, 2016
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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October 10, 2016
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.

September 30, 2016
'Believers' is out now

It’s time to introduce you to our new album. All that effort, joy and love and now it’s up to you! I hope you like it. We are incredibly proud of it and incredibly proud that 28 years after the release of our first album we are still here making music we and some of you love.

Very excited and a wee bit nervous. Thank you for your support old fans and new. It means the world to us. See you on the road very soon! Love, Lorraine x

Here’s eleven songs to take you on the next part of the journey. Old songs are old friends; we hope you can find it in your hearts to let these new ones into your life.
Love Ricky x

Making this album was a real joy for me. The songs, arrangements and recordings all seem to have such a positive spirit when I listen back to them. I really hope you grow to love this record as much as I do. Thanks for sticking around, Dougie x

To all the worthies out there, I hope you feel some of the power that went into this record and fall in love as I have. Enjoy the moments. Jim x

I vividly remember finishing the demo for “The Believers” and realising that Ricky was on to something special. That was just the beginning. I hope you love this record as much we loved making it.
Gregor xx

It’s been a real joy to play a part in making the last three Deacon Blue records. I believe this one is the best of the three. There are many special moments on there that I can’t wait for listeners to discover them. Lewis x

July 30, 2016
'Believers' is available to pre-order now

July 6, 2016
New Album

Deacon Blue release new album Believers on Friday 30th September – available to pre-order here.

We are delighted to announce that Deacon Blue’s new album will be released on Friday 30th September 2016. From Ricky, “The song which starts off the whole thing is ‘The Believers’. It seems inevitable really that one day we would have a record called Believers and it’s our statement to the fact that belief in the possibilities of hope and a better tomorrow is the side we choose to come down on”.

Available on CD, download, 12″ and a very special edition which includes:

CD – Believers – album digipack
The Believers
This Is A Love Song
I Will and I Won’t
What I Left Out
A Boy
You Can’t Know Everything
Delivery Man
Come Awake
B Boy

Cassette – Exclusive, previously unreleased, newly mastered recording of Deacon Blue Live at the Dominion Theatre, London, 26th October 1988.

With artwork and track listing recreated from Ricky Ross’s original master tape.

Track listing:
Fergus Sings The Blues/Born Again
The Very Thing
Love’s Great Fears
This Changing Light
One Hundred Things
Circus Lights
Chocolate Girl
Spencer Tracy
Real Gone Kid
Little Lincoln
Wages Day
Long Distance To Love
When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?
Town To Be Blamed
Love Of You/Ain’t That Good News

Download card of Deacon Blue Live at the Dominion Theatre, London, 26th October 1988.

Including exclusive download, unreleased track, You Don’t Understand, recorded live in 1989, and mastered for this release.

Bonus CD – ‘What We Left Out’ – demos and outtakes from the ‘Believers’ recording sessions.
Featuring four unreleased tracks: Sunshine State (recorded during the Believers sessions); Dusk (demo); Easter Sunday (demo); Snow Still On Cars (demo).

The tracks relating to the album range from Ricky’s very early Dictaphone recordings, through to the full demo versions used for reference in the recording sessions.

All giving fans a unique insight into the making of ‘Believers’.

May 4, 2016
Ricky Ross's New Tradition - a new show on Radio 2

My show starts on May 4th. I’ll mainly play records I love because that’s what comes naturally, but as a lover of roots music I’ll try to follow a journey each week showing the places today’s songs came from. We’ll follow our ears and trace the influences back to the source, playing you plenty of new things along the way. We know where we’re going to start on any given week but we’ll not be sure where we’ll end up.

I’ll be live from the BBC in Glasgow on Wednesday nights at 10.00pm, so I’m looking for you, the listener, to join me on my excursions. Rx

Click here to visit the Radio 2 programme page.

February 3, 2016
Deacon Blue 2016 UK Tour Dates

Deacon Blue make their return to the live stage in 2016 with some of the biggest shows of their continued resurgence, including two shows in Glasgow, a date at London’s Royal Festival Hall, as well as arenas in Liverpool and Aberdeen.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9.00am, Friday 5th February –

Deacon Blue UK Tour Dates

February 3, 2016
An Evening at the Races

Deacon Blue will be performing at Aintree Racecourse after the evening racing on Friday 13th May 2016. Tickets are available to buy here.

Deacon Blue An Evening at the Races