Deacon Blue @ Caird Hall - October 4th, 2012 @ 7.00 pm
25th Anniversary of 'Raintown'. One of Scotland's best loved acts is set to return for a string of shows which will see them mark 25 years since the release of their debut album 'Raintown'. With their name being inspired by a Steely Dan song and their music influenced by the artfulness of Bruce Springsteen channelled through a distinctly Scottish upbringing, Deacon Blue have proved themselves to be one of the most successful acts ever to have emerged from Glasgow. Success did not come overnight. A commitment to live performance - never being afraid to have fun onstage - has been the key to the band's success. The band has enjoyed five top five albums and 18 top 40 singles. 25 years since the release of their debut album, Deacon Blue's enduring success can be measured by six million album sales and an almost peerless live reputation. Upon its initial release, Raintown was met with great critical success but little commercial. But when the album was re-released a tour and a year later, it spent 77 weeks on the UK chart. The first single from 1989's When The World Knows Your Name, Real Gone Kid, was nominated at the Brit Awards for Best Single. When the album was released it entered the chart at number one, displacing a certain American singer by the name of Madonna and her album Like A Prayer. 2012 is set to be a very promising year, as Deacon Blue celebrate their 25th anniversary they reunite to work on original material for a new studio album, set for release in September alongside a re-release campaign of their entire catalogue. Doors open 7pm Tickets £29.50 and Booking fee Standing Stalls Over 14s, under 16s with Adult 18 plus Max 6 tickets per customer Dundee City Box Office Tel 01382 434940 www.dundeebox.co.uk www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.gigsinscotland.com.