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24 April 2018

EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED FOR RUNRIG’S FAREWELL CONCERT

A limited number of additional tickets are to be released for Runrig’s farewell concert: The Last Dance in Stirling’s City Park.

The announcement follows an agreement between the show’s promoter, LCC Live, Stirling Council and its Safety Advisory Group to increase capacity for the Friday night (17th August 2018) of The Last Dance, Runrig’s penultimate concert.

The extra general admission standing tickets will be released for sale on Friday (27th April) at 10am through Ticketline.

Tickets for the Saturday night show sold out in record time, with the band announcing shortly afterwards that it would put on an additional concert on Friday 17th August 2018; these tickets also sold out.

Calum Macdonald of Runrig said:

“We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had from our fans for our final live shows. Aware that there is still high demand for tickets, we have been working hard with the concert promoter, LCC Live, to increase capacity generally and to confirm the stage and production details, which in turn have generated some extra tickets.”

“The Last Dance is certainly going to be an emotional experience for us all: an event like non-other in our 45-year history. We look forward to sharing the experience with our incredible fans and special guests for two great evenings of live music.”

Joining Runrig on stage for The Last Dance is multi-award-winning Gaelic folk singer Julie Fowlis and some other very special guests. With a career spanning over ten years and five studio albums, Julie reached global success on the soundtrack of Hollywood blockbuster Brave.

Julie will be on stage ahead of Runrig, entertaining the audience with her warm and engaging vocals and performing a selection of music from her back catalogue plus brand-new tracks from her latest album.

Julie Fowlis said:

“It is an honour to be invited to support Runrig for their big finale. It will be a poignant performance; a memorable weekend, that I wouldn’t miss for the world. Come and join me and let’s give Runrig the send-off they deserve!”

Runrig’s The Last Dance concerts at Stirling’s City Park are being promoted by LCC Live. Its Director Claire Kidger said:

“Runrig’s fans have fully embraced The Last Dance with unbelievable excitement, all wanting to be part of the final, farewell shows. We have been working hard in the background to confirm the staging and production arrangements with the band, as well as seeking agreement to increase capacity, with the ultimate goal of releasing more tickets.

“Our thanks to those partners who have helped make this possible, and to those Runrig fans who missed out the first time around, we urge you to be quick as we expect these extra tickets to be snapped up!”

More information about Runrig’s The Last Dance concerts will be made available in the coming weeks.

This limited allocation of tickets for Runrig’s The Last Dance on Friday 17th August 2018 go on sale at 10am on Friday 27th April 2018 from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk; 0844 888 9991).

27 February 2018

MUSIC LEGEND BILLY OCEAN ANNOUNCES INVERNESS SHOW

Billy Ocean, one of the most popular and successful solo singers of the 1970s and 1980s, has today (Tuesday 27th February 2018) announced he will perform in Inverness this summer.

The Trinidad-born English recording artist will appear on Sunday 24th June when he performs live at Inverness Leisure.

Billy Ocean has sold over 30 million records to date, including a host of gold and platinum records across the world – he hit the number one sport worldwide on numerous occasions.

Billy Ocean is looking forward to performing in Inverness. He said:

“I love performing and sharing my hits with fans. I’ve never been to the Highlands of Scotland before, so please give me a warm welcome and come and join me for a night of great live music.”

The artist and songwriter who is best known for hits including Love Really Hurts Without You; Stop Me; When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Going and Love on Delivery, will be joined by special guests Scooty and the Skyhooks.

Regarded as one of the North of Scotland’s most popular bands, Scooty and the Skyhooks will warm up the crowd, playing ahead of the legendary Billy Ocean.

The band’s lead singer, Davie Ross, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be invited to support one of our musical heroes and we can't wait to take to the stage in Inverness and give Billy Ocean a Highlands’ welcome.”

The show is being put on by LCC Live and is part of Live in the City, a series of live music concerts taking place in Inverness this year.

Lauren Munro of LCC Live said:

“Billy Ocean enjoyed phenomenal success in the 1970s and 1980s and remains a popular artist today. So, come and join us on the 24th June and take a trip down memory lane, reminiscing and dancing to some truly iconic hits from over the years.

“To be in position of attracting Billy Ocean to Inverness Leisure is testament to the success of our Live in the City shows and the support we’ve had in recent years from music fans from around the North of Scotland. Last year we saw massive musical stars descend on Inverness including The Beach Boys, Texas, Olly Murs and Bryan Adams, and this year we’re hoping to bring a similar calibre of artists to the city. Inverness is establishing itself as a popular live music destination.”

Tickets for Billy Ocean with special guests Scooty and the Skyhooks go on sale at 10am on Friday 2nd March. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk; 0844 888 9991) and Caffery’s Menswear, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, IV2 3PP.

 

20 February 2018

THE PROCLAIMERS ANNOUNCE SHOW IN INVERNESS

The legendary Scottish duo have announced today that they will perform in the Inverness Leisure Centre on Friday 23rd November 2018.

The Proclaimers are composed of the identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid (born 5 March 1962). They are best known for their songs "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", "Sunshine on Leith", "I'm On My Way" and "Letter from America".

Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd February from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk; 0844 888 9991) or from Caffreys Menswear, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness.

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