Legendary Scots band Runrig will release their 14th and final studio album next year.
The Story is scheduled for release on the 29th of January 2016 via the band’s own independent label, Ridge Records.
The 11-track album brings the curtain down on a remarkable and unique recording career and will be available in a deluxe CD format that comes with an exclusive 32-page booklet, a 2-disc gatefold vinyl with bonus track (“The Story – radio edit”), and digital download.
“This is the band’s last studio recording, a hugely significant milestone for us all and one that we really want to celebrate,” says Rory McDonald – Runrig’s bass guitarist, backing vocalist and one of their original founding members.
“One of the highlights of the album was being able to go to Prague to record the 32-piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,” says Brian Hurrren, who produced the new album and plays keyboards, accordion and sings backing vocals. “It was an incredible experience and it really helped to bring out the emotion in the songs.”
The title track, “The Story”, is available now, and is accompanied by a music video which you can watch below.
Runrig will support the new album with a tour, beginning in Aberdeen in February. Confirmed dates are as follows:
10th Feb: Aberdeen Music Hall
11th Feb: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
12th Feb: Dundee Caird Hall
13th Feb: Edinburgh Usher Hall
16th Feb: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
17th Feb: Gateshead The Sage
18th Feb: Birmingham Symphony Hall
19th Feb: Portsmouth Guildhall
20th Feb: Ipswich Regent Theatre
23rd Feb: Manchester O2 Apollo
24th Feb: Bristol Colston Hall
25th Feb: Sheffield City Hall
26th Feb: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
27th Feb: Cambridge Corn Exchange
The full track list for The Story is:
01. “The Story”
03. “Rise and Fall”
05. “Every Beating Heart”
06. “The Years We Shared”
07. “When the Beauty”
08. “18th of July”
09. “An-Duigh Ghabh Mi Cuairt”
10. “The Place Where the River Runs”