Tonight (Tuesday 5th August) The Waterboys visit The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. The Waterboys will be supported by Freddie Stevenson.
The band was formed 30 years ago by Mike Scott. Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Spiddal, New York, and Findhorn have all served as homes for the group.
The band has played in a number of different styles, but their music is a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll. After ten years of recording and touring, they dissolved in 1993 and Scott pursued a solo career. They reformed in 2000 and continue to release albums and tour worldwide.
The early Waterboys sound was dubbed “The Big Music” after a song on their second album, A Pagan Place.
The Waterboys are famous for their powerful live performances and majestic alternative rock albums. After the recruitment of Irish fiddle maestro Steve Wickham, the band created their million-selling Fisherman’s Blues album, on which Scott’s original and unusual songwriting was merged with older musics – country, trad, blues and gospel – to electrifying effect. Since then The Waterboys have continued to make genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world’s finest live acts.
Their 2011 album An Appointment With Mr Yeats, a collection of lyrics by Ireland’s greatest poet turned into contemporary rock songs, was rapturously received by critics and audiences alike.
All tickets are £29.50 each (booking fee may apply). Please note – this event is all seated.
This performance is due to finish at approximately 10pm. Timings subject to change.