Deacon Blue announce gig at Edinburgh Castle as part of their 30th anniversary tour

Deacon Blue announce gig at Edinburgh Castle as part of their 30th anniversary tour

Scottish pop-rockers honour 30 years since the release of Raintown

Formed in Glasgow in 1985 pop-rockers Deacon Blue are heading to Scotland's capital next summer for a gig at Edinburgh's iconic castle. The gig forms part of their 30th anniversary tour, which celebrates 30 years since the release of their debut album Raintown in 1987.

Edinburgh Castle has previously hosted gigs from bands and artists including Rod Stewart, Blondie, Elton John, The Proclaimers, Leonard Cohen, Stereophonics and Pink, and according to the Director of Castle Concerts, Mark Mackie, they've been trying to book Deacon Blue for years.

Deacon Blue tour dates 2017

Sat 22 Jul – Edinburgh Castle

The band, made up of vocalists Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh with keyboard player James Prime and drummer Dougie Vipond, followed Raintown with five other studio albums and took a break from recording following 2001's Homesick. Since they returned to the studio they've released The Hipsters (2012) , A New House (2014) and, most recently, Believers (2016).

The band are currently touring UK in support of their new album, their highest charting offering in 22 years. The current tour includes two shows in Glasgow, a date at London's Royal Festival Hall as well as arenas in Liverpool and Aberdeen.

Tickets on sale, Fri 28 Oct at 10am

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Fri 14 Dec

£37.50 / 0844 477 9000

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 12 Dec

£29.50–£39.50 / 0191 261 2606

Sheffield City Hall

Tue 11 Dec

£29.50–£39.50 / 0114 278 9789

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