Usher Hall, Edinburgh
The Sunday Mail 9th December 2001


During his solo support slot, frontman Ricky Ross joked "I used to be in the profession of pop singer".
 
Deacon Blue's popularity may have fallen since their late-eighties zenith, but you'd never guess it from this show.
 
True, not all their songs are very good. Your Swinging Arms , for example, is by-the-numbers fluff. But When Will You (Make my Telephone Ring), Wages Day and Dignity were heart-warmers, making us wish it wasn't an all-seating venue. David Pollock