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Glasvegas announce series of small acoustic UK shows

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Glasvegas have announced a series of small acoustic shows across the UK to place at the end of the year. Read more: "If I could choose, I’d rather be in the Bee Gees...": James Allan looks back at the glory days of Glasvegas The Glaswegian band will perform stripped-back versions of some of their back catalogue in London, Manchester, Irvine, Hartlepool,...

“If I could choose, I’d rather be in the Bee Gees…”: James Allan looks back at the glory days of Glasvegas

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James Allan is amazed that ‘Daddy’s Gone’ is only celebrating its tenth anniversary – by his reckoning the song should be about forty-odd by now. “I’m still surprised that our band, Glasvegas, how did that not happen before?” he says. “How did that first album not happen in 1977? I’d think it would be about 1978 in Glasgow when a...

Glasvegas to perform debut album in full on 10th anniversary tour

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Glasvegas have announced that they'll be performing their acclaimed debut album in full on an upcoming 10th anniversary tour. Check out full dates and ticket details below. The band's 2008 self-titled record reached No.2 in the charts, landed them a Mercury Prize nomination, sold 500,000 copies worldwide and contained the singles 'Flowers & Football Tops', 'Go Square Go!', 'Daddy's Gone',...

Glasvegas – ‘Later… When The TV Turns To Static’

The title may be a subliminal pitch to Jools Holland, but 'Later…' is gut-punchingly direct. "I think my friends have all given up on me", sings James Allan from his "lonely attic", painting a picture as desolate as anything Ken Loach could come up with. A downer, in the best way. Dan Stubbs

Glasvegas: ‘Getting dropped by our label was merely a small drop in the ocean’

Frontman James Allan is defiant following release of new album 'Later... When The TV Turns To Static'

Glasvegas – ‘Later… When The TV Turns To Static

Where did it go wrong for Glasvegas? Having become one of the UK’s premier providers of terrace anthems for the drunk and emotional on their self-titled 2008 debut, the Glasgow band flopped with the pompous ‘Euphoric Heartbreak’ two years later. But they’re back, and the new album is a bold statement of intent and hope, packed with the same heart...

Glasvegas announce UK and Ireland autumn tour – ticket details

The band will also play a one-off Christmas show in Glasgow on December 22

Glasvegas – ‘If’

‘If’ is grand, ragged round the edges, and wiser than you’ll ever be. “If not for rain, the sun would never split the skies again”, James Allan preaches over ringing guitars and galloping-horse drums. You gotta go through the bad shit to appreciate the good shit, he’s saying. We’ll take that as an excuse for ‘Euphoric Heartbreak’. Welcome back...

Glasvegas – ‘I’d Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)’

Talking of Tay-Tay Swift, here's a break-up song that makes 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' sound soft. It's basically just piano and hate, and the way James Allan sings "I'd rather be dead than be with you" could curdle custard. Nick Levine

Glasvegas to tour UK in June – ticket details

Advance ticket buyers will be given chance to pick up the band's Record Store Day 7" too