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Runrig have added an extra farewell concert

Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig have added an extra The Last Dance.

Set to play a farewell show at Stirling’s City Park on the 18 August 2018, Scottish Celtic rock band Runrig have announced an extra The Last Dance date.

They will now also play a live show at the same venue on Friday 17 August 2018.

Runrig have released fourteen studio albums, most recently unveiling The Story last year. Since their Play Gaelic debut in 1978, Runrig have enjoyed commercial success in the UK and mainland Europe.

Singles such as 1994’s This Time of Year and the following year’s An Ubhal as Àirde celebrated Top 40 success, alongside a cover of Rod Stewart’s Rhythm Of My Heart and teaming up with the Tartan Army for Children in Need by releasing a remix of the classic Loch Lomond. The latter reached No.9 in the UK charts.

The band were overwhelmed by the response to The Last Dance on the 18 August 2018, which sold out in record time.

“Announcing The Last Dance has brought with it so many mixed emotions,” says Runrig’s Calum Macdonald. “We’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the response and the love from our fans. We’re delighted to be able to add an additional concert and promise it will be a night to remember. It will be emotional; it will be fun; it will be entertaining; but amongst all, it will be a special evening saying farewell.”

Runrig played a sold out show at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2016, having been the first band to play there back in 1991. In 2003, they won the Nordoff Robbins Tarten Clef Award for services to music.

Organisers of The Last Dance are pleased to advise that the Friday night Ceilidh will go ahead as planned in the campsite on the Friday night for all those who bought weekend camping tickets for Saturday 18 August 2018.

Those camping on Friday night will need to buy an extra ticket to enter the newly announced show.

Tickets for the Runrig show on the 17 August will be available from 10:00 on Thursday 5 October 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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