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Deacon Blue coming to Belfast's Waterfront Hall

Scottish six-piece Deacon Blue are coming to Belfast.

Formed in 1985 the band have enjoyed success with six million album sales, twelve UK Top 40 singles and two No 1 albums to their name.

Their hit single 'Real Gone Kid' remains one of the Glasgow group’s best-loved hits.

They will take to the stage at Belfast's Waterfront Hall on Monday, November 9 with special guests Lewis & Leigh.

Before that they play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Tuesday, November 8.

Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross said: "I remember saying when we first got back together that we must by the uncoolest band in the world.

“But I like that. And people still love us despite all that.”

In 2012 the band celebrated 25 years since the release of their debut album, Raintown, when the world of Deacon Blue began in earnest.

It was the first of a string of best-selling albums: When the World Knows Your Name [1989], Fellow Hoodlums [1991], Whatever You Say, Say Nothing [1993] and a double-platinum compilation Our Town – The Greatest Hits [1994], after which the group split up for five years.

While Ross built up his career as a songwriter and solo act, he and the other band members set about establishing themselves in other fields of the media, the arts and academia

But as their lives unfolded, they never gave up on the Deacon Blue dream.

A reunion show led on to a new album Walking Back Home [1999] which marked the beginning of a period to the present.

TICKETS:

Tickets are on sale on Friday at 9am from:

Ulster Hall Box Office By Telephone: 028 9033 4455 Book On Line: www.waterfront.co.uk

In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

By Telephone (24 Hour): Northern Ireland - 0844 277 44 55

Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie

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