Fatherson announce Barrowlands gig

As anyone who witnessed their epic set at T in the Park will tell you, Fatherson are fast becoming Scotland’s best live band.

Hot on the heels of their triumphant appearance at this country’s most popular music festival, the Kilmarnock outfit have announced their biggest headline show to date.

The trio, who are currently promoting second album Open Book, will play at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on December 23.

Fatherson’s self-released debut album, I Am An Island, was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award and went in the Top 10 in the Scottish charts in 2014.

“We have seen some of our favourite bands in the Barrowland Ballroom, so we’re honoured to play our biggest headline show yet there,” says drummer Greg Walkinshaw. “It will be a great way to round off what has been an incredible year.”

Speaking backstage at T in the Park, before they announced the December gig, frontman Ross Leighton said,  “There are posters all over the site and we’re gonna announce it on stage. That’s pretty special. T in the Park does give you profile all over the place. Because people come here from all over Scotland, and the UK, for the rest of the year you can go other places because people have seen you at T.

It’s a great jumping off platform. Maybe 100 people from Inverness saw you at T, so the next time you go to Inverness, maybe 60 of them will come, with some new pals. And then the last time we played T, it was on TV, and we noticed we’d get people in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester coming to see us because they’d seen us on the TV coverage. So T has been hugely important to our band.”

Ahead of their appearance at T in the Park, AAA caught up with Fatherson for chat – read the full interview HERE

Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced at £15.00 plus fees.