Runrig to release final studio album ‘The Story’ and embark upon extensive tour

Runrig 2015

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:

Runrig The Story cover01. “The Story”
02. “Onar”
03. “Rise and Fall”
04. “Elegy”
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”
11. “Somewhere”

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New music releases, 1st June 2015

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 1st June 2015:

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The Plague Within, Paradise Lost

Last Of Our Kind, The Darkness
In Colour, Jamie XX
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Universal Themes, Sun Kil Moon
My God-Given Right, Helloween
All Your Favourite Bands, Dawes
Revolucion, The Dead Daisies
Baby Metal, Baby Metal
Black Age Blues, Goatsnake
The Thief and The Fallen, Jedi Mind Tricks
The Way It Feels, Heather Nova
Grievances, Rolo Tomassi
Betty’s Blends Vol. Two, Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Luna Park Ride, Tarja
Kuts, Matt Skiba and The Sekrets
Starfire, Jaga Jazzist
Year Of The Flood, Runrig
In Cold Blood (Deluxe Edition), Johnny Thunders

All of the above and many more are available now from the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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