Legendary Scottish Pop Rock Band Deacon Blue Is Coming To SA

All Deacon Blue fans are invited. For the first time, the iconic Scottish Pop Rock band will perform in South Africa. And tickets are on sale as of today.

It is now official. Deacon Blue, the iconic Scottish Pop Rock band, will perform in South Africa early next year. This will be their debut show in South Africa.

“We are excited to announce our first ever shows in South Africa, it’s a country that we have wanted to get to for many years, and these shows, both outdoors in beautiful parks, will be really special,” says Ricky Ross, one of the band members.

Thirty-five years after the success of their debut single, Dignity, and millions of record sales later, Deacon Blue are digging out all their old 45s – the Top 10s, the favourites, the sing-a-long rarities – and touring South Africa for the first time in February 2024.

The band, led by husband-and-wife Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, has always thrived onstage and will entrain local crowds with a selection of their hits.

Ross, co-vocalist Lorraine McIntosh, Dougie Vipond (drums), Jim Prime (keyboards), Gregor Philp (guitar), and Lewis Gordon (bass) will perform well-loved songs like Dignity, Loaded, Wages Day, Real Gone Kid, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Your Swaying Arms, Twist & Shout, Your Town, The Hipsters and City Of Love. And so many more.

The multi-platinum pop/rockers first appeared on the music scene during the mid-’80s. After a short break during the 90s, the group performed again in the 21st century.

Their sound has been described as “a sophisticated meld of rock, pop, jazz, blues, Celtic soul, and folk music.”

A fan of Deacon Blue’s music?

Tickets are available as of today, but you are going to have to act fast. There are only two shows.

Thursday, 22 February 2024, at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town and Saturday, 24 February 2024, at Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Tickets are available through

General admission tickets (Phase 1) sell for R595 + R35 Fee.

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