03 October 2017Runrig announce additional Farewell concert
RUNRIG ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FAREWELL CONCERT
FRIDAY 17TH AUGUST 2018
Due to amazing demand for tickets to The Last Dance, Runrig, the Scottish Celtic rock band, have today (Tuesday 3rd October 2017) announced that they will perform an extra farewell concert in Stirling’s City Park on Friday 17th August 2018.
The band was overwhelmed with the response for tickets to The Last Dance on Saturday 18th August, which sold out in record time. All 25,000 tickets were snapped up shortly after going on sale last Friday.
Calum Macdonald of Runrig said:
“Announcing The Last Dance has brought with it so many mixed emotions. We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the response and the love from our fans. We’re delighted to be able to add an additional concert and promise it will be a night to remember. It will be emotional; it will be fun; it will be entertaining; but amongst all, it will be a special evening saying farewell.”
Les Kidger, Director of LCC Live, the promoter for the concert, said:
"Runrig have created unbelievable excitement amongst their fans, all wanting to be part of the final, farewell show. They have embraced the concert with wide arms, by buying tickets in unprecedented numbers, and in doing so have made The Last Dance even more special.
“We appreciate that a lot of people were left disappointed when tickets for the Saturday night show sold out so quickly. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to add an additional night, and with support from Runrig and Stirling Council, we’re delighted to do so.”
Stirling Council Leader, Councillor Scott Farmer, said:
“Due to phenomenal demand, I am delighted that Runrig have announced an additional concert on Friday night. This is great news for Stirling and for fans who may have missed out on the opportunity to buy a ticket.
“I am both excited and proud to welcome Runrig fans from all over the world, to join us in Stirling, to celebrate the last ever live performance by Runrig in the magnificent setting of Stirling’s City Park, below Stirling Castle.”
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 5th October 2017 and are available from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk; 0844 888 9991).
26 September 2017The Last Dance - Runrig
RUNRIG ANNOUNCES FAREWELL CONCERT
A final opportunity to see Runrig live
After 45 years in the music business, Scottish Celtic rockers Runrig are preparing to bring down the curtain on what has been a remarkable career. But before they do, the band will celebrate with a farewell concert in Scotland next August.
Titled The Last Dance, the concert will take place in Stirling’s City Park, against the spectacular backdrop of Stirling Castle, on Saturday 18th August 2018.
Billed as one of the biggest events the band has ever staged, the show will be a celebration of the band’s significant achievements over the last 45 years, as well as a thank you to their loyal fans who have followed Runrig throughout the decades.
Runrig released their 14th and final studio album The Story in 2016, and now the decision has been reached that the time is right to complete the circle as far as the live music side of the band is concerned. A series of farewell arena shows titled, The Final Mile, will take place in Germany and Denmark, together with farewell concerts in England.
Ultimately, all roads lead to The Last Dance, an outdoor show at the new events venue, Stirling’s City Park, beneath the ramparts of Stirling Castle.
Calum Macdonald of Runrig said:
“This has been an enormous and difficult decision for us, but through the machinations of longevity and circumstance, we feel that the timing is now right, for a positive and celebratory conclusion.”
Iain Bayne of Runrig added:
“We want to make this a true celebration of the band's career, and the special bond we have with so many people from around the world, although it will be with heavy hearts when we strike the last note.”
Malcolm Jones said:
“Although the band as we know it will end, its iconic music will live on, as will the Runrig brand. Individual members will continue to write songs, record and engage in live performances, whilst there are various exciting Runrig legacy projects in development.”
Les Kidger, Director of LCC Live, promoter of The Last Dance, said:
"The Last Dance will be a momentous occasion, a concert for up to 25,000 fans to cherish for years to come. The set list is likely to be long, as the band hopes to include material from over the last four decades as it bows out from the live music scene.
“Tickets will be on sale from Friday (29th September) and fans are urged to purchase them quickly, as this will be the last ever live performance by Runrig.”
Tickets (standing and seated) for The Last Dance go on sale at 10am on Friday 29th September and are available to purchase from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk: 0844 888 9991).