A final opportunity to see Runrig live after 45 years in the music business, comes at an event titled The Last Dance, in Stirling’s City Park on Saturday 18th August 2018.
And the tickets (standing and seated) for The Last Dance go on sale at 10am this Friday (29th September) and are available to purchase from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk: 0844 888 9991).
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.
From humble beginnings on Skye in 1973, Runrig has taken its unique brand of Celtic rock to some of the most iconic venues in the UK and Europe; from sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London to castles and arenas across Germany and Denmark, to Times Square in New York.
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.
Calum Macdonald 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 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.”
Stirling Council Leader, Councillor Scott Farmer, said: “We are excited to welcome Runrig back to Stirling. The band’s energy and passion shines through in every performance and we are certain that fans will be in for a real treat.
“I am also delighted to see that the concert will take place in the significant setting of Stirling’s City Park, below Stirling Castle, which is an important area in Stirling’s past, present and future. The City Park is fast becoming a sought-after venue for concerts and events and is going to create a real boost for our local economy.”