October 28, 2020
New Mini-Album

We never expected to be here, but here we are, ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’. When we released ‘City Of Love’ back in March we celebrated it getting to No. 1 in Scotland and No. 4 in the UK, and we were looking forward to a summer of festivals followed by a big tour at the end of the year. As we all know, that didn’t happen and once the dust had settled we realised we weren’t going to be going out on the road any time soon.

‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’ is a continuation of City Of Love, a companion piece that we recorded piece by piece, going into the studio one by one to record our individual parts. In its own way it’s brought us all together, we hope it will bring you together too. Three of the tracks that feature on this record, ‘Look Up’, ‘Send A Note Out’ and ‘She Loved The Snow’ were recorded during the ‘City Of Love’ sessions, and the other tracks were started around the same time but have been finished during lock down for this release. Ricky x

You can pre-order here.

August 8, 2020
Tour Postponed

It is with sadness that we have to tell you our 2020 Cities of Love tour has been postponed to 2021. Tickets for all the rescheduled shows remain valid and your ticket agent will be in contact regarding your booking. We are longing to perform again.

There is some good news; we have added new shows to the tour, with extra dates in London and Manchester, new shows in Dundee and Sheffield, and a bigger venue in Birmingham (your original tickets are still valid for this show). Tickets for these shows are on sale now and we are happy to announce that Jamie Lawson will be supporting us throughout the tour.

We’re working on bringing something to you before the end of the year that we hope you’ll enjoy. More details on that soon.

Sending you love and good health, Deacon Blue.

July 9, 2020
Love Face Mask



With masks now mandatory in all sorts of situations across the UK we have designed one which we hope will promote their use and spread some joy at the same time.

Click here to pre-order.

All profits from the sale of these masks will be donated to The Simon Community, a homeless charity in Glasgow in need of support.



July 9, 2020
Valley Fest Rescheduled

Valley Fest tried for as long as possible to stay optimistic, but unfortunately, have now taken the tough decision to reschedule the event on the grounds of safety. The festival will now take place over 30th July – 1st August 2021 and we are still playing on Sunday x

For more information see their website at www.valleyfest.co.uk.

April 27, 2020
Praise for City of Love

Buy, listen or download here.

April 27, 2020
Rescheduled Date

Simple Minds and Deacon Blue at Blenheim Palace has been rescheduled to Friday 18th June 2021.

We hope you can make the rescheduled date; existing ticket holders will shortly receive an email from their ticket agent with further information regarding their tickets x


April 27, 2020
Blenheim Palace Postponed

It probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that Simple Minds and Deacon Blue at Blenheim Palace has been postponed. There are a number things to finalise before the new date is announced but it will be between 17th and 20th June 2021. We will post it here as soon as we can. Here’s the full statement from the promoter. Take care x

This year’s Nocturne Live was set to be our biggest to date, so it’s with much regret that we announce we will be unable to take our yearly residence at Blenheim Palace in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.

Alongside the safety of our audience, our artists, the residents of Woodstock and our crew, is a need to protect the capacity of emergency services in the Oxford area; a need that will be present for some time to come.

With this in mind, the sixth edition of Nocturne Live will now take place on 17th-20th June 2021. Our team is already making great progress rescheduling the full 2020 bill to the new dates and, once each concert has been confirmed, tickets will be automatically transferable to 2021. We hope you can join us in Blenheim Palace’s stunning Great Court next year.

If the rescheduling of artists is not possible, or you are unable to make these new dates, we will of course offer a refund on your tickets. Over the next 21 days our team will continue working hard to redeliver this year’s great line-up and you will be contacted directly by your ticket agent by 18th May with a full update. This will include details from us on the status of your concert, plus information on the ticket transfer and refund process from your ticket agent.

We thank you for your continued support in these very unique circumstances and hope that you are staying safe.

April 27, 2020
Lamplight Festival Postponed

We regretfully announce the postponement of the inaugural Lamplight Festival until 2021.

The festival will now take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021 with the same line-up.

All existing ticket purchases are now valid for the new 2021 dates; customers are however also eligible for a refund. All customers will be emailed directly by their relevant ticket provider to advise on the transfer of tickets and be given advice on how to process a refund if they wish to do so.

April 27, 2020
City of Love Out Now ... Charts at No. 4!

The brand new studio album ‘City of Love’ enters the chart at no.4; the band’s highest charting new studio album since 1993.

Deacon Blue are delighted to announce that their new studio album CITY OF LOVE enters the UK Album Chart at No.4 giving the band their highest charting new studio album since 1993. Additionally, the album is Number 1 in Scotland and the Number 1 Independent album.

CITY OF LOVE is the fourth release of a prolific seven-year period for Deacon Blue. Their last three albums returned the band to the Top 20 of the UK album charts, but CITY OF LOVE has surpassed that.