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.