Deacon Blue have canceled their last two shows in Aberdeen and Glasgow due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.
The band were due to perform in Aberdeen on Saturday and at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, but postponed their final two shows of their tour due to lack of government guidance on major events.
Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross posted a statement on Twitter: “People: We are disappointed that authorities have not made any decisions regarding live concerts in the wake of the Omicron broadcast.
“However, it is clear to us @deaconblue shouldn’t be playing and people shouldn’t be invited to concerts right now. We are postponing our last two shows.
“Full details of the rescheduled shows will be posted on our socmed channels today at 4:00 p.m.
“Sorry to break this news, but we had to make the right decision for everyone’s sake. We believe we did.”
The band’s fans supported them in this difficult decision, as well as in venting some frustrations.
One user replied, “Bravo! Too bad the government couldn’t make this decision for you! What’s the point of asking people not to exceed 3 households, but allowing thousands of people to meet and hang out for 2 hours in a concert hall! I really thought I lost £100 and couldn’t see you again!”
Another said: “Ricky thank you very much was traveling to England for your show in Glasgow. Really wanted to see you play in your home town. So glad you did this so we could all relax at the gig rescheduled. And enjoy watching a fantastic tape.”
Someone else replied: “I think you will too – a difficult decision to make, but the right one. My family and I are sad not to see you on Sunday, but we will feel safer seeing your family at Christmas. Merry Christmas to you, the band, your families and Deacon Blue fans everywhere x”
Information regarding the rescheduled dates will be posted on the band’s social media this afternoon.
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