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Deacon Blue, Sparks + more reschedule dates

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Glaswegian pop-rockers Deacon Blue have announced rescheduled dates for The Cities Of Love UK Tour. Performing across the UK from 6 June – 19 December 2021, they’ve added new shows in Dundee and Sheffield, along with extra dates in London and Manchester and a bigger venue in Birmingham.

Named after the Steely Dan song Deacon Blues, the band formed in Glasgow in 1985 and released their million-selling debut album Raintown over 33 years ago. The Cities Of Love Tour supports Deacon Blue’s latest release, City Of Love, which came out in March 2020 and entered the UK albums chart at the No.4 position. It’s their fourth album in the past seven years, and their highest charting new album since 1993.

Frontman Ricky Ross said, “City Of Love is the album we wanted to make. For me, it’s the songs of my life, performed by my closest family – Deacon Blue.”

Eccentric LA synth-poppers Sparks have also rescheduled their forthcoming live shows in support of their Dada-esque album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. The new dates kick off at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 20 May 2021, and conclude with a newly added show at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on 28 May 2021.

Formed in the ’70s and known for their surreal style, brothers Ron and Russell Mael have now released a whopping 24 albums. A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip follows 2017’s Hippopotamus, which received unanimous acclaim and entered the top 10 on the UK albums chart. Sparks also have a new documentary, directed by Edgar Wright, on the way, as well as the musical film Annette, written by the brothers and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard.

The biggest drag show on the planet RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World has rescheduled all of its tour dates to next year, following last week’s announcement of two brand new shows added in Brighton and Cardiff. Running from 12 May – 19 June 2021, the all-new production features recently crowned season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall along with Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie and Yvie Oddly. Many stars from the latest US, UK and Canadian seasons will join them as they journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding their way back to present day.


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Sheffield new wave and synth-pop vets Heaven 17 have rescheduled their 40th anniversary celebrations. The duo’s 10-city tour will now embark across the UK from 5 – 27 November 2021, kicking of at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and including a hometown show at O2 Academy Sheffield. Comprised of Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware – previously of The Human League – the pair will also perform dates in 2021 where they’ll play 1979’s Reproduction and 1980’s Travelogue in full.

In addition, Clannad announced that In A Lifetime: The Farewell World Tour has moved to 9 – 19 March 2021. The BAFTA and Grammy winning Irish quartet who’ve sold more than 15 million records and scored eight top 10 UK albums will visit 14 cities across the UK including London and Cardiff on what will be their last tour.

All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster for the original dates remain valid for the newly announced shows, and those affected will be contacted by our Customer Services team.

For a full list of all cancelled, postponed and rescheduled events, and for all FAQs, head to our Event Status Updates.


Deacon Blue
The Scottish pop-rockers bring The Cities Of Love Tour across the UK from 6 June – 19 December 2021.
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Sparks
The pop veterans have rescheduled their UK tour (with an added Bexhill date) from 20 – 28 May 2021.
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RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour
The brand new production featuring Jaida Essence Hall, Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie and Yvie Oddly is now sashaying across the UK from 12 May – 19 June 2021.
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Heaven 17
The British synth-pop band from Sheffield celebrate 40 + 1 years of Heaven 17 with a headline tour from 5 – 27 November 2021.
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Clannad
The Irish group are set to celebrate their 50-year career with In A Lifetime: The Farewell Tour from 9 – 19 March 2021.
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All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster for the original dates remain valid for the newly announced shows, and those affected will be contacted by our Customer Services team.

For a full list of all cancelled, postponed and rescheduled events, and for all FAQs, head to our Event Status Updates.

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