Deacon Blue nervous about live shows

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 August 2014
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Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross is nervous about performing live incase he can't remember his lyrics

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross is scared by the prospect of touring.

The 56-year-old singer is preparing to hit the road to perform new tracks from the band's latest album, A New House', and he while he is looking forward to appearing in front of fans, Ricky joked that his fading memory may pose a problem.

Asked whether he's excited by the prospect of touring, Ricky told BANG Showbiz: "It really excites me. Well, it kind of scares me a bit because I think my memory [of the new tracks] is not very good!

"But actually, about five years ago, we decided we either are a band that does new stuff and something creative - it doesn't matter whether we're successful or not, we do it because we want to do it - or, we stop.

"That was basically the point I came to, because we were playing well live but I couldn't stand doing another tour that was just greatest hits. That was going to be death."

The 'Dignity' hitmaker - who is joined in the band by Lorraine McIntosh, James Prime and Dougie Vipond - explained that although simply playing live doesn't get his juices flowing, the prospect of doing something creative does.

He added: "Playing live per se doesn't really interest me, but playing live and being creative with it, trying new things and doing interesting combinations of songs - that feels great."

The band's latest album, 'A New House', is released on September 8.

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