Hope yet for fans of iconic rock­ers Run­rig

Stirling Observer - - THETICKET -

Run­rig have an­nounced that tick­ets for both of their sum­mer shows in Stir­ling have com­pletely sold-out.

But there may still be hope for fans who didn’t man­age to bag them­selves one of the much soughtafter briefs.

The leg­endary Scots rock­ers an­nounced news of a sec­ond show in the city last week after de­mand for tick­ets for their farewell gig The Last Dance went through the roof – sell­ing out in just min­utes.

They will per­form at Fal­len­inch Field, part of Stir­ling’s pro­posed city park, on Fri­day Au­gust 17 and Satur­day Au­gust 18.

And while around 50,000 tick­ets have al­ready been snapped up, the band say they are still try­ing to find ways to en­sure their loyal sup­port don’t miss out.

A post on their so­cial me­dia said: “We have been ab­so­lutely over­whelmed by the re­sponse from fans for tick­ets to The Last Dance.

Run­rig at Stir­ling’s City Park

Tick­ets to the band’s Fri­day night con­cert at Stir­ling’s City Park have now sold out.

“At present the ca­pac­ity for The Last Dance shows can­not be in­creased, but the con­cert pro­moter, LCC Live, is work­ing with the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties in the hope we can re­lease ad­di­tional tick­ets for The Last Dance in the near fu­ture.

“At this time, we would like to thank our fans for their con­tin­ued sup­port and, of course, we will keep you up­dated.”

Former Run­rig star turned politi­cian Pete Wishart reck­ons fans will be in for a treat when the leg­endary rock­ers visit Stir­ling.

The SNP MP spent more than a decade with the band and he be­lieves those lucky enough to bag them­selves a ticket are in for a great night.

Mr Wishart played key­board for Run­rig for 15 years – and while he’s dis­ap­pointed to see them bow out with The Last Dance per­for­mances, he’s sure they will be a fit­ting cel­e­bra­tion of their 45-year-ca­reer.

He told our sis­ter pa­per the Perthshire Ad­ver­tiser: “I’m re­ally sad­dened to hear that Run­rig are call­ing it a day – but I’m sure that next year’s con­cert will be an amaz­ing send-off.

“Run­rig in­tro­duced a new gen­er­a­tion of Scots to Gaelic – and they took Gaelic and High­land cul­ture around the world. It’s dif­fi­cult to com­pre­hend and ap­pre­ci­ate Run­rig’s con­tri­bu­tion to Scot­tish mu­sic but they have truly be­come one of Scot­land’s iconic bands.”

Mr Wishart says that the high­light of his time with the band was the fa­mous Loch Lomond con­cert which was at­tended by 50,000 peo­ple.

He added: “I had 16 won­der­ful years with Run­rig and en­joyed ev­ery minute. In the early 90s we were per­haps Scot­land’s big­gest band and I will never for­get the con­cert at Loch Lomond which prac­ti­cally ev­ery Scot of that par­tic­u­lar vin­tage now claims they were at.”

Run­rig be­came a driv­ing force in Scot­tish and Gaelic cul­tural life after be­ing founded in 1973, From their hum­ble be­gin­nings on Skye they have taken their 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.

Their ver­sion of Loch Lomond has be­come truly iconic – hav­ing achieved univer­sal sta­tus as an un­of­fi­cial al­ter­na­tive na­tional an­them.

They re­leased their 14th and fi­nal stu­dio al­bum The Story in 2016.

Rock­ers Tick­ets for both of Run­rig’s Stir­ling shows have sold out Insert MP Pete Wishart dur­ing his time with the band

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