Thu 19th Sep at 7:00pm
@ Waterfront Hall, Belfast
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Never miss another 'Deacon Blue' show
Following a hugely successful sell-out tour in 2012, celebrating the 25th anniversary release of their debut album 'Raintown', Deacon Blue return in 2013 to embark on their biggest tour in over a decade!
With six million album sales, 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums to their credit, they have been majorly successful and have always been adored by their fans. And their inspirational brand of soulful Scottish pop remains an enduring tonic for the troops. Indeed, when Wayne Rooney tweeted his Spotify playlist before England’s vital group match against Ukraine in Euro 2012, his No.1 song was Real Gone Kid, still one of the Glasgow group’s best-loved hits. But hip? Cool? One of the bands that you’d find hanging out with the fashionistas? That was never Deacon Blue.
So The Hipsters is a decidedly ironic title for a brilliant new Deacon Blue record, the group’s first studio album since Homesick in 2001. For beneath that faintly sardonic veneer, is a collection of finely-tuned songs which finds Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue’s singer, songwriter and mainstay, reflecting on the long-distance life and times of his group with a deep,thoughtful passion.
Their name was inspired by a Steely Dan song, their music influenced by the artfulness of Bruce Springsteen channelled through a distinctly Scottish upbringing. The end product is Deacon Blue. Fronted by singer/songwriter Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue have enjoyed five top five albums and 18 top 40 singles over the last 25 years, achieving massive chart success in the '80s with tracks including Real Gone Kid and Fergus Sings The Blues. They have continued to release new material, with critically acclaimed albums trilogy The Hipsters (2012), A New House (2014) and Believers (2016) all reaching the UK top 20 album chart.
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