Preview: Bahookie, Edinburgh

Preview: Bahookie, Edinburgh

Scotland’s leading rock/ceilidh band Bahookie will bring their unique blend of traditional music and Top 40 hits to Edinburgh on June 21, allowing revellers to celebrate the arrival of summer with traditional Scottish dancing to some of the best-loved music acts of the 80s, 90s and noughties. The band, best-known for mixing hits such as The Prodigy’s Breathe into their tracks and for their pre-match performance at the recent Scotland-Wales Six Nations match at Murrayfield,…

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Kendrick Lamar among the headliners at Glasgow Summer Sessions

Kendrick Lamar among the headliners at Glasgow Summer Sessions

Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen have been confirmed as the headline acts for this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions. The three international acts will each headline one night of the outdoor musical festival, which is staged annually in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and takes place on Wednesday 22th, Saturday 25th and Wednesday 29th August 2018. Previous headliners include Eminem, Paolo Nutini, The Killers and Biffy Clyro. Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts, said:…

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Frank Turner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Frank Turner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Frank Turner will return to Edinburgh later this year as part of his upcoming UK tour. The singer-songwriter will also play dates in Dublin, Belfast, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton – and more. See full tour dates below. Turner is set to perform live at Liquid Room on Saturday, 21 April in support of his eighth studio album, Be More Kind. The album, which is due to be released in May, was inspired by the…

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RavenEye to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

RavenEye to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Milton Keynes rockers RavenEye have announced a string of live dates for early 2018 – the tour concluding at The Mash House in Edinburgh on 12 February. Check out the official video for Come With Me below. Since releasing their wildly successful EP, Breaking Out, and debut album NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness, KISS , Bush, Aerosmith, Chevelle and Halestorm, amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as…

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Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Ed Sheeran announces huge Scottish show

Following his headlining set at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced he is to play a huge outdoor gig in Scotland next year. The show, which will be the singer’s biggest Scottish gig to date, will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Thursday, 1 June. It is part of Sheeran’s 2018 European stadium tour, during which he will also perform in Cork, Belfast, Galway, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, London and Cardiff, as well as in…

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Review, Elton John, Meadowbank Stadium

Review, Elton John, Meadowbank Stadium

Blue skies, Brexit and a back catalogue that would make even the most established recording artists green with envy ensured that Elton John fans in Edinburgh were given a Saturday night that was much, much more than alright. “There are only blue skies because you voted to remain and you’re the only sensible people in the fucking country,” announced Elton, as the sun shone brightly over Meadowbank Stadium. After provoking cheers so loud that they…

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Laura Marling announces intimate Edinburgh gig

Laura Marling announces intimate Edinburgh gig

Ahead of her support dates with Neil Young on the UK leg of the Canadian legend’s Rebel Content tour, Laura Marling has announced an intimate gig in Edinburgh. The elfin folk singer will perform at the Pleasance Theatre on June 3, before heading off to join Young and his band, Promise Of The Real, on a string of dates that includes a stop off at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on June 5. The Mercury Music Prize-nominated…

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Gig preview: Blossoms, Liquid Room

Gig preview: Blossoms, Liquid Room

It’s amazing how quickly things have moved for Blossoms. At the start of the year, when the Stockport indie outfit first announced a UK tour that brings them to Liquid Room on Thursday (3 March), they were still very much in the “ones-to-watch” category, having been placed fourth in the BBC Sound of 2016 poll. Then they brought out an EP featuring what’s probably the best pop record of the year so far – the swooningly…

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Gig preview: Model Aeroplanes, The Caves

Gig preview: Model Aeroplanes, The Caves

Dundonian pop-rockers Model Aeroplanes will perform at The Caves in Edinburgh on Thursday, 3 March. The gig will be the first of the band’s ten-date UK tour before they begin an extensive European leg, with dates in Sweden and Norway already confirmed. “We feel like we’ve really developed our sound and live performances over the past wee while and honestly can’t wait to show everyone what we’re all about now,” bassist Ben Buist told AAA….

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Motown legend Gladys Knight announces Edinburgh gig

Motown legend Gladys Knight announces Edinburgh gig

Gladys Knight – the Empress Of Soul and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon – has just announced four UK dates in July,  including one night at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Wednesday, 6 July. Tickets go on sale to Friends on Wednesday, 2 March at 10am and on general sale from sale Friday, March 4, at 9am. Knight will be performing all her classic hits – Midnight Train To Georgia (which remains one of the most famous Motown records…

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