Deacon Blue King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Ananova 18th April 2001
Homesick Deacon Blue back in Glasgow Scots rockers Deacon Blue have made a triumphant return to Glasgow as they played a concert for 300 fans. Led by singer Ricky Ross, the group thrilled the crowd packed into King Tut's Wah Wah Hut with anthems such as Real Gone Kid, Loaded and Dignity.
After a two-year break the band, one of Scotland's biggest acts of the late 1980s and early 90s with best selling albums such as Raintown and When the World Knows Your Name, is back with a new one entitled Homesick.
They split in 1994 after a string of hits but reformed two years ago for a series of gigs and an album of ballads called Walking Back Home before their latest comeback tour this year.
It will see the group tour Britain before a sell-out concert at Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium on May 26.
But it was in the intimate surroundings of King Tut where they began the comeback trail.
It is 15 years since they last played Glasgow club Like It but the band, including five of the original line-up, seemed just at home as they were in the arenas they sold out during their heyday.
Lead singer Ross, with wife and co-singer Lorraine Macintosh and the band, also performed new songs such as Every Time You Sleep and the title track to the new album.
Before the concert, Ross said he was looking forward to playing again in Glasgow, where the band are based.
He added: "King Tut's wasn't here when we started out but we played places like it. We would have loved to have played here if it had."