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Runrig has arrange an extra farewell gig for thousands of fans.

Unprecedented demand saw their big final concert - titled The Last Dance - sold out with 25,000 fans snapping up tickets shortly after going on sale last Friday.

The additional event will be held in Stirling on 17 August next year - 24 hours before their last performance.

The Gaelic rockers said they were overwhelmed by the response.

Calum Macdonald said "Announcing The Last Dance has brought with it so many mixed emotions. 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."

Tickets for the Friday night (17th August) will go on sale this Thursday at 10am from Ticketline.

Runrig is bowing out of the music scene after 45 years.

The band said the decision to split was was “very difficult and heart wrenching.”

“We are now simply at that point in time where longevity and circumstance have to be balanced against what is right for the art and the muse.

“We feel that the time for this decision is now upon us, and we embrace it with a sense of positivity, but tinged with understandable sadness and reflection.”

As individual musicians they will not stop their won writing, recording or performances, “but Runrig in its present form, as we’ve known it for 45 years, will come to an end.”



Runrig announce extra farewell concert

3 Oct 2017

Andrew King