RUNRIG say their studio farewell in 2016

RUNRIG CELEBRATE THEIR FINAL STUDIO ALBUM “THE STORY”
NATIONWIDE SCOTTISH/UK TOUR STARTING 10 FEBRUARY 2016

RUNRIG release The Story – their 14th and final studio album on Friday 29 January, 2016.  The 11-track album brings the curtain down on a remarkable and unique recording career.  The new album will be released on Deluxe CD format that comes with an exclusive 32-page booklet, a 2-disc gatefold vinyl with bonus track (The Story – radio edit), and digital download. The band will support the new album with a 14-date Scottish/UK tour that starts at the Aberdeen Music Hall on Wednesday 10 February.  Visit the official UK web release page here: http://bit.ly/1Ni4oQf.

Scottish shows can be booked online from ticketmaster.co.uk or from the 24 hour box office: 0844 844 0444. UK shows can be booked online from bookingsdirect.com or from the 24 hour box office: 0844 338 000. The title track, The Story, is accompanied with the official  music video – a powerful uplifting short film about one man’s relationship with his culture and with his past, and the hold these memories still have over his life and the stories inside all of us.

Having celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2013, Runrig have taken the decision to embark on one final creative journey into the studio. The result is The Story; an album of emotional resonance and reflection, placing at its heart, a narrative that is very much part of the band itself. “This is the band’s last studio recording, a hugely significant milestone for us all and one that we really want to celebrate,” says Rory McDonald, Runrig’s bass guitarist, backing vocalist and one of their original founding members.

“One of the highlights of the album was being able to go to Prague to record the 32- piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, says Brian Hurrren, who produced the new album and plays keyboards, accordion and sings backing vocals. “It was an incredible experience and it really helped to bring out the emotion in the songs.”  Adds original founding member, percussionist and songwriter Calum MacDonald – “There are many stories on the album but none more so than that of the band itself. It’s fair to say that a number of the songs have a definite reflective quality.”

RUNRIG – ‘THE STORY’ FEBRUARY 2016 UK TOUR

Aberdeen Music Hall                                     Wednesday 10 February (Sold Out)

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall                        Thursday 11 February (Sold Out)

Dundee Caird Hall                                           Friday 12 February

Edinburgh Usher Hall                                    Saturday 13 February (Sold Out)

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall                 Tuesday 16 February

Gateshead The Sage                                      Wednesday 17 February (Sold Out)

Birmingham Symphony Hall                       Thursday 18 February

Portsmouth Guildhall                                    Friday 19 February

Ipswich Regent Theatre                                Saturday 20 February

Manchester o2 Apollo                                   Tuesday 23 February

Bristol Colston Hall                                         Wednesday 24 February                                                 

Sheffield City Hall                                           Thursday 25 February

London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire        Friday 26 February

Cambridge Corn Exchange                           Saturday 27 February

Hebridean Celtic Festival                            Saturday 16 July

Edinburgh Castle                                             Saturday 23 July

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