quarta-feira, dezembro 02, 2015

RUNRIG celebrate their final studio album "The Story"


RUNRIG release The Story - their 14th and final studio album on Friday 29 January, 2016.  The 11-track album brings the curtain down on a remarkable and unique recording career.  The new album will be released on Deluxe CD format that comes with an exclusive 32-page booklet, a 2-disc gatefold vinyl with bonus track (The Story – radio edit), and digital download. The band will support the new album with a 14-date Scottish/UK tour that starts at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Wednesday 10 February.  Visit the official UK web release page here: http://bit.ly/1Ni4oQf

Scottish shows can be booked online from ticketmaster.co.uk or from the 24 hour box office: 0844 844 0444. UK shows can be booked online from bookingsdirect.com or from the 24 hour box office: 0844 338 000. The title track, The Story, is accompanied with the official  music video – a powerful uplifting short film about one man's relationship with his culture and with his past, and the hold these memories still have over his life and the stories inside all of us. 

Having celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2013, Runrig have taken the decision to embark on one final creative journey into the studio. The result is The Story; an album of emotional resonance and reflection, placing at its heart, a narrative that is very much part of the band itself. "This is the band's last studio recording, a hugely significant milestone for us all and one that we really want to celebrate," says Rory McDonald, Runrig's bass guitarist, backing vocalist and one of their original founding members. 

"One of the highlights of the album was being able to go to Prague to record the 32- piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, says Brian Hurrren, who produced the new album and plays keyboards, accordion and sings backing vocals. "It was an incredible experience and it really helped to bring out the emotion in the songs."  Adds original founding member, percussionist and songwriter Calum MacDonald - "There are many stories on the album but none more so than that of the band itself. It's fair to say that a number of the songs have a definite reflective quality."  


Aberdeen Music Hall                          Wednesday 10 February (Sold Out)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall                Thursday 11 February (Sold Out)
Dundee Caird Hall                               Friday 12 February
Edinburgh Usher Hall                           Saturday 13 February (Sold Out)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall             Tuesday 16 February
Gateshead The Sage                           Wednesday 17 February (Sold Out)
Birmingham Symphony Hall                  Thursday 18 February
Portsmouth Guildhall                            Friday 19 February
Ipswich Regent Theatre                        Saturday 20 February
Manchester o2 Apollo                           Tuesday 23 February
Bristol Colston Hall                               Wednesday 24 February                                     
Sheffield City Hall                                 Thursday 25 February
London o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire        Friday 26 February
Cambridge Corn Exchange                     Saturday 27 February
Hebridean Celtic Festival                       Saturday 16 July
Edinburgh Castle                                  Saturday 23 July
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