It is always worth allowing plenty of time to plan for a birthday celebration, and one of the biggest bands of the Eighties and beyond are set to mark a musical milestone in Norwich next year.
Deacon Blue have announced their 2018 tour, which will celebrate three decades of success, and comes to Norwich Theatre Royal on November 18 next year.
Tickets go on sale at 9.30am this morning (Sept 29) in line with all the other venues on the tour although a proportion of tickets will be held off-sale for Friends of the theatre.
Formed in Glasgow in the mid-Eighties, the band’s debut album Raintown was the home of their first two hit singles Dignity and Chocolate Girl before their follow-up album World Knows Your Name got to number 1 and also featured a host of big-selling singles including Real Gone Kid, Wages Day and Fergus Sings The Blues.
The last five years have seen them back in the spotlight with three new albums released in quick succession including last year’s Believers which became their highest charting album in 23 years.
Now their 2018 tour is set to see them crisscross the UK and Ireland returning to London’s Hammersmith Apollo and three arena shows in Liverpool, Aberdeen and their home city of Glasgow.
The tour is entitled To Be Here Someday which is a line from their smash-hit Dignity. John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, explained: “It aims to capture their hopes along with their passion and joy at being able to share some of the biggest songs of their career with their fans. The set-list will change nightly but Norwich is being guaranteed an evening full of classic Deacon Blue.”
Deacon Blue perform here on 18 November 2018. Buy tickets now at Norwich Theatre Royal.