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Deacon Blue front man Ricky Ross travels to Shetland as he tours his new album Trouble Came Looking, to perform songs from his solo career and Deacon Blue, and to tell the stories behind the songs.

DF Concerts & Events in association with Shetland Arts present Ricky Ross live at Mareel on Tuesday 19 November 2013. The Deacon Blue front man is touring his new album Trouble Came Looking, as well as performing other hits from his solo catalogue and Deacon Blue songs.

Ricky began writing Trouble Came Looking as the recession hit. It’s a modern folk album about the helplessness felt as governments signed off billions to protect banks, leaving the people to fend for themselves. Ricky said of the tour: “I’m looking forward to playing places we couldn’t get to with Deacon Blue, and sharing the untold stories behind my songs."

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Ricky Ross

A consummate songwriter, Ricky also spends a lot of his time co-writing songs for other acts. He has written for and with James Blunt, Ronan Keating, KT Tunstall, Cathy Burton, Gareth Gates, Emma Bunton, Will Young, and Jamie Cullum, among others.

Ricky also currently presents' Another Country with Ricky Ross' on BBC Radio Scotland and has covered for Bob Harris and Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2. He also occasionally broadcasts for Radio 2 from the yearly Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.

Shetland Arts’ Marketing Officer, Lisa Ward, said: “Ricky Ross is a real legend of the Scottish music scene. We expect that interest in this concert will be very high and recommend booking tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets cost £20 and will go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday 17 May) via Gigs In Scotland at www.gigsinscotland.com & Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org & www.mareel.org

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