Glasvegas to Embark on Massive UK Tour
Every time Glasvegas do a gig they seem to gain more and more fans. And why not? This likeable Scottish band has everything they need to become a new national sensation. Glasvegas are about to embark on their biggest UK tour yet, so if you live in the UK and you don’t know them very well yet, you’re about to find out what they’re all about.
Glasvegas have been active since early 2006 shortly after being spotted by Alan McGee, a Scottish music industry tycoon, at a club in Glasgow. Later that same year the band released their first 7” single “Go Square Go!”. The single was self-funded and was a limited edition. It was followed up by their second limited edition 7” single “Daddy’s Gone”, which was released just over one year later. By the time they released their second single they’d become a better established band who were suddenly in big demand. Their song “Daddy’s Gone” was voted NME’s Number 2 Single of the year. Glasvegas released their third single “It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry” on 14 February 2008 and went on to sign with Columbia records earlier this year. The band’s members are: James Allan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Paul Gonoghue (bass guitar, backing vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Caroline McKay (drum kit).
The band’s latest and greatest UK tour will coincide with the release of their new “Daddy’s Gone” single, which is due to be released on August 25, and the release of their self-titled debut album, which will be released on September 8. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, August 27 at the Birmingham Barfly before moving on to the Stoke Sugarmill, Dundee Fat Sams, Glasgow QMU, Edinburgh Liquid Room, Liverpool Barfly, Bristol Trinity, Sheffield Plug, Leeds Cockpit, York Junction, Manchester Academy, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, Gloucester Guildhall, Cardiff Barfly and London Scala. The tour will end at Nottingham Rescue Rooms on September 25. The tour will follow on from the numerous festivals that the band has already agreed to play at during the month of August. So make sure that you don’t miss out on this ‘Philip Hall Radar Award’ winner – book your tickets now!