Bob Dylan announces Scottish show

Bob Dylan announces Scottish show

Bob Dylan has announced details of a UK arena tour for 2017 – including a visit to Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on May 7. The folk-rock icon, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this year, will also play gigs in Cardiff, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Liverpool and London. Dylan’s full upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on 13 December. Earlier this year, he released his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, featuring his version…

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Green Day announce huge outdoor Scottish gig

Green Day announce huge outdoor Scottish gig

Due to overwhelming public demand, pop-punk legends Green Day will return to Scotland next summer to play a huge outdoor headline show in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park (July 4). Having amassed in excess of 75 million album sales to date, the show is in support of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which was released by Reprise Records in October this year. Main support for the show will come from Berkeley, California’s punk-rock icons, Rancid, who last…

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Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld announces Edinburgh gig

Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld announces Edinburgh gig

Summerhall continue its ever-excellent Nothing Ever Happens Here (NEHH) series with the visit of Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld in February. The violinist has released two albums under her own name – and will be touring with her latest release, The Ridge, to Summerhall on February 3. As well as playing with Arcade Fire since the band’s early days, Montreal-based Neufeld is a founding member of the acclaimed contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, and most recently has released new music…

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James Brown Is Annie to headline new stage at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

James Brown Is Annie to headline new stage at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh funk band James Brown Is Annie will headline a brand new stage at this year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party. Performing on the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Mound Stage, it’s the second time in five years the Capital sextet will play at one of the world’s largest and most famous New Year’s Eve parties, having performed on the Waverley Stage in 2011/2012. With two other Edinburgh bands – the New Orleans-inspired Brass Gumbo and…

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Jackson Browne announces Edinburgh gig

Jackson Browne announces Edinburgh gig

Legendary US singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has announced a summer tour that will see him visit Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on June 18. Browne will also visit Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on June 19. Prior to this, he will play four consecutive nights at Dublin’s Vicar Street. Tickets for both Scottish gigs go on sale on friday (December 9). On this tour, Browne will be accompanied by a band that he himself has called his “ideal band,…

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Chrissie Hynde’s The Pretenders announce first Edinburgh gig in over 20 years

Chrissie Hynde’s The Pretenders announce first Edinburgh gig in over 20 years

The Pretenders have announced two Scottish gigs for 2017 – including their first visit to Edinburgh in more than 20 years. The Chrissie Hynde-fronted outfit, currently on tour in the US with Stevie Nicks, will play Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on October 1 before visiting Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on October 3. Tickets for both gigs go on sale this Friday (December 9) at 10am. The Pretenders returned earlier this year with Alone, their first album…

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Bay City Rollers split up for good – read official statement here

Bay City Rollers split up for good – read official statement here

Just days after the unveiling of a new plaque celebrating the Seventies sensations, the Bay City Rollers have announced they are splitting for good. You can read the official statement from the band below. It has been widely reported that Les McKeown, Stuart “Woody” Wood and Alan Longmuir have been involved in a number of bust-ups since getting back together last December – now the band say that this time they are splitting up for good. It means…

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Bay City Rollers are honoured with plaque in Edinburgh

Bay City Rollers are honoured with plaque in Edinburgh

Hordes of tartan-clad Bay City Rollers fans turned out in Edinburgh yesterday to help unveil a new plaque celebrating the Seventies sensations – 45 years after their first No.1 hit. The tribute was unveiled at the city’s Ryrie’s Bar, close the childhood home in Dalry of band founders Alan and Derek Longmuir. And those diehard fans in attendance where delighted to catch a glimpse of both Alan and his lesser-seen brother Derek. Lord Provost, Councillor…

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Finley Quaye convicted of headbutting pal over Game of Thrones

Finley Quaye convicted of headbutting pal over Game of Thrones

Edinburgh-born reggae star Finley Quaye has been convicted of assault for headbutting a terminally ill friend during an argument over cult fantasy series Game Of Thrones. The BRIT Award winner, who was established by hit album Maverick A Strike in 1997, appeared in court where he denied attacking Julian Ashley while they watched the show back in June. Quaye, who is the youngest son of jazz musician Cab Kay, has 22 previous convictions and a ‘history of violent offending’. “Aren’t I…

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Party At The Palace crowned Best Outdoor Festival 2016

Party At The Palace crowned Best Outdoor Festival 2016

McEwan’s Party At The Palace was last night (Nov 28) crowned Best Outdoor Festival 2016 by The Scottish Outdoor & Leisure Awards at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel. It was a fitting end to a hugely successful year for the family friendly boutique festival, which attracted over 15,000 music fans to Linlithgow this summer. The organisers were thrilled to receive the accolade at such a prestigious event. “It was great to be recognised for the effort that…

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