Scottish pop-rockers Deacon Blue are set to visit Colston Hall Bristol this winter as part of their biggest tour in over a decade.
Following the success of last year’s 25th anniversary tour and the release of seventh studio album The Hipsters, Deacon Blue will perform around the UK in September and December following an appearance at Scotland’s T In The Park festival this summer.
Deacon Blue are one of the most commercially successful British bands of the Eighties, with 18 UK Top 40 hit singles and five Top Five UK albums, two of which were Number One.
They first stormed the charts back in 1988 with the single, Dignity, followed by the likes of Real Gone Kid, Fergus Sings The Blues and Chocolate Girl.
Deacon Blue have recently been on hiatus while singers Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh have concentrated on their side project McIntoshRoss, releasing the album The Great Lakes in 2009.
Lorraine has also been treading the boards, appearing in Beautiful Burnout, a stage production from The National Theatre of Scotland, part of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ricky meanwhile, has been busy writing songs, not only for Deacon Blue, but for the likes of James Blunt, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Nanci Griffith, EG White and Jamie Cullum among others.
Though original member Graeme Kelling died from pancreatic cancer in 2004, Deacon Blue have continued in his absence and 2006 saw the group return to the studio to record three new tracks for a singles album – including the track Bigger Than Dynamite.
Deacon Blue hit Colston Hall Bristol on December 11, 2013. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 22, 2013.