Iconic Scottish band Runrig are going back on the road with an international and UK tour that will take them to Aberdeen, after an 18 month sabbatical from the touring circuit.
Tickets for the Tuesday, December 4, gig go on sale this Friday (May 4) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
The 18-month break was to give the Scottish Celtic folk rockers an opportunity to pursue other musical avenues and individual projects, as well as working on new material and planning for the next stage in the remarkable Runrig story.
Crucially for the band, they return to the stage refreshed and re-invigorated, with a re-vamped show and set, working up to, and focusing on year 2013, a hugely significant milestone for the band, when they will be celebrating 40 years in the music business.
Rocking since 1973, the band's line-up has always included songwriters Rory Macdonald and Calum Macdonald, now with Malcolm Jones, Iain Bayne, Bruce Guthro and Brian Hurren. They last played the city’s Music Hall in 2009.
“They say absence makes the heart grow fonder and, I know that I speak for all of us when I say, I’m really excited about getting back on stage with the band again,” said Bruce Guthro.
“I think the break has been very positive for us all - it has given us a freshness, and an energy, of which the audience will, hopefully, be the main benefactors.”
Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers said: "Runrig are legends in Scottish music with a phenomenal following across the country and here in the North-east.
"As this is their first tour in 18-months, we expect fans will snap up tickets for the chance to see them here in Aberdeen."