Glasvegas return to the capital

Glasgow band mark return to the UK with intimate gig

Glasvegas played a sold out show at the Roundhouse Studio in Camden, London last night (May 14) – one of the first the band have played since returning from recording their debut album in New York.

Before the gig guitarist Rab Allan joked to NME.COM that the best thing about being back in the UK was the free availability of the band’s favourite drink, Buckfast tonic wine, which they swigged throughout the set.

Taking the stage at 9:45pm (BST), Glasvegas played a slew of songs destined to appear on the as-yet untitled album to a crowd largely comprised of hardcore fans, many of whom were from the band’s native Scotland.


Opening with ‘Flowers And Football Tops’, they followed the song by playing ‘Lonesome Swan’ – a song recently written by frontman James Allan just in time to make the album cut.

After playing ‘Go Square Go’, Allan invited the crowd to come backstage and share the band’s rider, saying, “We’ve got a nice food basket back there if anybody wants to get involved.”

The band closed their set with debut single ‘Daddy’s Gone’, with the crowd loudly singing back the final verses.

Glasvegas played:

‘Flowers And Football Tops’

‘Lonesome Swan’


‘It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry’


‘Polmont On My Mind’

‘Go Square Go’

‘Ice Cream Van’

‘Daddy’s Gone’