Bay City Rollers announce second Edinburgh gig

The Bay City Rollers will play two nights at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in December, after gig promoters gave in to huge demand from fans to see the legendary Seventies band perform live in their hometown following the recent big reunion announcement.

As reported, the Rollers will play in the Capital on December 27, having already sold out four gigs at Glasgow’s Barrowland.

And now the band will play a SECOND night at the Usher Hall on December 28 after tickets for the first Edinburgh show were quickly snapped up by fans.

Tickets for the Glasgow gigs sold out almost as soon as they went on sale, prompting widespread calls for the band to return to the city where it all started for them, including a ‘Bring The Rollers Home’ campaign among their still loyal fanbase.

Tickets for the gigs at the Usher Hall are on sale now, priced between £23.50 and £27.50.

The Rollers’ Scottish gigs are expected to be the first in a world tour next year, which will take in venues across the UK before moving on to countries such as Japan and America.

One of the biggest bands on the planet for a short but fervent period in the 1970s,  key members of the Edinburgh pop sensations Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood broke the news of their return last week at a press conference at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel, organised by Scottish concert promoters CPL and Regular Music.

McKeown said: “I think it is going to be great. We are coming back to say thanks to the fans that were there when I was 17, Woody was 16 and Alan was 20.

Speaking about the Rollers’ homecoming gig at the Usher Hall, founding member Longmuir told the Evening News: “I’m very excited to be coming home. I can’t believe the reaction we have received.

“The last time I appeared at the Usher Hall was to sing in the Tynecastle secondary school choir. I was 15.”

The Edinburgh pop sensations became one of the most successful pop groups of all time after they burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, selling an estimated 70 million records.

They enjoyed a string of No.1 hit singles and albums all over the world, including Bye Bye Baby, Shang-a-Lang, Keep On Dancing and Summerlove Sensation.