25th November 2012 Roundhouse London
Scottish rock band Deacon Blue shot to fame in 1987 with their hit album Raintown, letting loose their distinctive sound and Gorbals charm on the music world. 25 years later (yes really!) they finish their anniversary tour at London's Roundhouse to a near full house to give a performance that lead singer Ricky Ross says has been '25 years in the making.'
The two hour plus set started with the music of a roaring crowd that led into a haunting rendition of London Town with only Ricky and keyboard player James Prime on stage. The song is a very poignant one, especially tonight on the last night of the anniversary tour. It's a song about the past and the hope for the future coming full circle. Tonight it really was as if Deacon Blue had been reborn and the world had indeed begun again and they had risen from the ashes of their painful absence. Tonight they were on fire.