Scottish legends Runrig have announced a gig in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of their upcoming tour in early 2016!
Runrig will tour the UK in early 2016, in support of their 14th studio album, ‘The Story’ and will play one night in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on the 11th of February 2016!
The Scottish folk-rockers kick off the run in Aberdeen before heading to Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Gateshead, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, London and Cambridge, between the 10th and 27th of February 2016.
Speaking about the new tour, singer-songwriter Brian Hurren said:
“After two years of writing and recording the new album, we can’t wait to get out in front of live audiences once again and share what for us has been a truly special project. This album reflects on the band’s cultural and musical journey and is particularly poignant following our 40th Anniversary celebrations.”
In keeping with its cultural roots, Runrig sings about one-quarter of its songs in Scottish Gaelic. Runrig’s first album ‘Play Gaelic’ was released in 1978, as all the songs were in the Gaelic language. It was re-released in 1990 as ‘Play Gaelic, the first legendary recording’.
The second album, The Highland Connection, was released a year later on the bands own label, Ridge Records. This album contains the original version of their most popular, and most famous song: Loch Lomond. In 1982 they re-recorded Loch Lomond as their first single. This was again re-recorded as the Hampden Remix to raise funds for the BBC’s annual Children In Need appeal. This was released on 12th November and includes the Tartan Army (Scotland’s Hampden Football Supporters), including Rod Stewart, on backing vocals. It reached no. 9 in the UK Singles Chart.
Loch Lomond (Hampden Remix) was named “The Best Scottish Song Of All Time” in November 2008. The band was presented the award by Lulu. On the 5 December 2008, during the penultimate tour date at The Barrowlands, Glasgow, the band were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall Of Fame, by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards Director.
Performing hits from their debut ‘Play Gaelic’ to 2015’s ‘The Story’ and everything in-between this is one band who will be sure to provide a great night of entertainment and show why they are such a highly regarded live act.
Make sure you get your tickets to see Runrig live in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on the 11th of February 2016 soon!
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