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Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue
It is now 30 years since the band – founded in Glasgow - released their million-selling debut album, Raintown in 1987.

A string of best-sellers followed: When the World Knows Your Name [1989], Fellow Hoodlums [1991], Whatever You Say, Say Nothing [1993] and a double-platinum compilation Our Town – The Greatest Hits [1994] which included “Real Gone Kid”, “Fergus Sings the Blues”, “Dignity”, “Wages Day”, “Twist and Shout” and many others.

Then, with 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums to their credit, the group took a break for five years. While Ross built up his career as a songwriter and solo act, he and the other band members set about establishing themselves with remarkable success in various other fields of the media, the arts and academia. But as their lives unfolded, they never gave up on the Deacon Blue dream. A reunion show led on to a new album Walking Back Home [1999] and a follow-up Homesick [2001] after which the band continued to reconvene whenever there was a good reason to do so, of which there have always been many.

The last 5 years of Deacon Blue have seen a creative surge, and the band’s renaissance, with three new albums released in quick succession, 2016’s studio album ‘Believers’ became their highest charting album in 23 years.

Their forthcoming ‘To Be Here Someday’ is a tour that celebrates the band’s entire career, and will see them play some of their biggest ever shows.

We are absolutely over the moon that they choose HebCelt as one of those iconic shows in their anniversary year.