Bay City Rollers singer Les McKeown warns fans not to buy tickets for ‘never confirmed’ gig

Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown has warned fans not to buy tickets for a ‘performance’ by his band, saying that “it should never have been advertised”.

The gig McKeown refers to is a Sunday Session as part of The Big Burns Supper, an annual contemporary arts festival held in Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway.

Posting on his official Facebook page, the 62-year-old legend warned fans: “It should never have been advertised… was not a confirmed gig. If it’s not on my homepage it’s not happening”.

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers aside, The Big Burns Supper has a stellar line-up for 2018, with the likes of Badly Drawn Boy, Camille O’Sullivan, Eddi Reader, Donovan, Dougie McLean and Bill Bailey on the bill (get full details at

Pop legends the Bay City Rollers became one of the most successful groups of all time after they burst upon the scene in the early Seventies, selling an estimated 70 million records.

The reformed band – featuring McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood – triggered a new wave of Rollermania in 2015 when they announced a string of comeback gigs before releasing a brand new album and going on to be honoured with a Living Legends award at Scotland’s music industry Oscars.

Late last year, the band split.

Since then, McKeown has been performing with his band, The Legendary Bay City Rollers. 

To read an exclusive AAA Edinburgh interview with Les McKeown, click HERE

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