Frightened Rabbit so Abbey to play Paisley
There’s one month to go until the chart-topping sounds of Scots rockers Frightened Rabbit resonate through Paisley Abbey.
The Selkirk five-piece are playing an exclusive gig inside the town’s famous landmark, performing with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in a unique show that will make good use of the abbey’s breathtaking ambience.
The hotly-anticipated show takes place on Tuesday, October 10 as part of The Spree festival.
A spokesperson for the event told The Ticket: “Beginning with their 2006 debut album Sing The Greys, Frightened Rockers to team up with orchestra for Spree gig at historic church
Rabbit have become one of the UK’s most beloved musical exports.
“Performing in the stunning surroundings of Paisley Abbey in a unique collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by John Logan, this show will be a festival highlight.”
The Spree performance marks yet another festival slot for the band in 2017.
It’s been an exciting year for Frightened Rabbit, who have just played their first headline slot at a festival in August, performing to thousands at Electric Fields in Dumfries.
Their single, Fields of Wheat, which they dropped at the beginning of the year, has gained them rave reviews and now that the tour for their last album, Painting Of A Panic Attack, is over their next full-length album is in the works.
Fans at the abbey gig can expect to hear songs from the latest album as well as some favourite hits from the band’s younger days, delivered by vocalist Scott Hutchison.
A spokesperson added: “Scott Hutchison’s emotionally honest and incisively-worded lyrics have been among the project’s most beloved qualities.
“Over the course of five albums, including their new one, Frightened Rabbit’s frontman has made poetry of his misery, and still somehow manages to make it sound anthemic - like a triumphant rallying cry rather than a downer.
“In all of those respects, Painting of a Panic Attack - produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner - is the band’s most accomplished collection yet.”
Doors open for the Frightened Rabbit performance at Paisley Abbey at 7pm.
For more information visit www. thespree.co.uk