Les McKeown, the legendary frontman of Seventies sensations the Bay City Rollers, is hitting the road on a marathon 50-date tour to showcase his brand new album, Les McKeown…The Lost Songs.
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers will also be performing the worldwide hits fans have come to know and love – including Shang-A-Lang, Bye Bye Baby and Saturday Night.
As his legions of tartan-clad fans will tell you, McKeown is an incendiary performer who delivers an unforgettable show.
The Edinburgh-born singer and his band have been performing to capacity crowds for the past decade, and on this 50-date tour fans will also experience a world exclusive – gig-goers will be among the first Rollers fans to hear songs from his brand new album.
The Bay City Rollers were one of the biggest bands on the planet for a short but fervent period in the 1970s – selling an estimated 70 million records – and their charismatic frontman was one of the most famous people on earth. He was also a gifted songwriter.
Despite this, he was rarely given the chance to shine, as songwriters outside the band composed many of the Bay City Rollers songs.
McKeown would sit in hotel rooms around the world and compose songs into his trusty tape recorder in the hope they’d be unleashed on the next Rollers album.
History tells us this was not to happen, as the band famously split at the height of their success.
Forty years on, those songs can now be heard for the very first time on Les McKeown… The Lost Songs.
“I kept the tapes in a suitcase in my attic and never thought they’d see the light of day,” says 60-year-old McKeown. “I’m ecstatic that they have now been turned into this great record and proud to finally be able to perform them for my fans.”
McKeown has teamed up with multi-million-selling, award-winning writer/producer John McLaughlin.
The pair met and it wasn’t long before McKeown was playing the original tapes from the 70s to McLaughlin in his studio.
The producer was blown away by what he heard and the pair started creating this killer new album.
Les McKeown…The Lost Songs is released on iTunes on 22 August 2016
For information on dates, venues and tickets visit http://www.lesmckeown.com/concert-dates