After 45 years in the music business, Scottish Celtic rockers Runrig are preparing to bring down the curtain on what has been a remarkable career. But before they do, the band will celebrate with a farewell concert in Scotland next August.
Titled The Last Dance, the concert will take place in City Park, Stirling, Scotland against the spectacular backdrop of Stirling Castle, on Saturday 18th August 2018.
Lead vocalist, Nova Scotian, Bruce Guthro joined Runrig in 1998 and will play a key role in this final show, which is being billed as one of the biggest events the band has ever staged. The concert 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.
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.
Bruce Guthro of Runrig said: “So The Last Dance is upon us. Too many fond memories, too much music shared, too many amazing moments with the audience to ever capture in a few words. It’s been an incredible run and, until the last note is sung, I will be giving it my all. See you in Stirling.”
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 for The Last Dance go on sale at 10am on Friday 29th September and are available to purchase from Ticketline (www.ticketline.co.uk: 0844 888 9991).
1. Picture caption: Runrig’s farewell show is at City Park, Stirling, Scotland on Saturday 18th August 2018.
2. Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig have enjoyed phenomenal success over the last 45 years releasing over 20 live and studio albums and gathering a loyal fan base especially in the UK, Germany, Canada and Scandinavia.
The band consists of songwriters Rory and Calum Macdonald, along with Skye guitarist Malcolm Jones and drummer Iain Bayne from St Andrews. Lead vocalist, Nova Scotian, Bruce Guthro, joined in 1998 followed by keyboard player Brian Hurren.