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Deacon Blue28/10/2020


Riding On The Tide Of Love” features 8 brand new songs and will be released on the 5th of February 2021 via earMUSIC on CD, LP, limited edition DTC coloured vinyl LP and digital. The album will be preceded by the release of the first single, the title track itself, on the 27th November 2020.



As Ricky Ross explains:

“We never expected to be here, but here we are, ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’. When we released ‘City Of Love’ back in March we celebrated it getting to No. 1 in Scotland and No. 4 in the UK, we were looking forward to a summer of festivals followed by a big tour at the end of the year. As we all know, that didn’t happen and once the dust had settled we realised we weren’t going to be going out on the road any time soon. ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’ is a continuation of City Of Love, a companion piece that we recorded piece by piece, going into the studio one by one to record our individual parts. In its own way it’s brought us all together, we hope it will bring you together too. Three of the tracks that feature on this record, ‘Look Up’, ‘Send A Note Out’ and ‘She Loved The Snow’ were recorded during the ‘City Of Love’ sessions, and the other tracks were started around the same time but have been finished during lock down for this release.”


The ‘City Of Love’ album was the fourth full album released during a prolific eight-year period for Deacon Blue and gave the band their highest charting album in 23 years. ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’ springs from that same fertile time in the band’s career and serves to extend that rich vein of creative form.  This album is a continuation of City Of Love, a companion piece that was recorded piece by piece. The band went into the studio one by one to record their individual parts and in its own way it has brought them all together, we hope it brings you together too.

A Limited Coloured Vinyl Edition + signed print will be available exclusively on the Deacon Blue Shop:

Pre-order the album here:




  1. Riding On The Tide Of Love
  2. She Loved The Snow
  3. Nothing’s Changed
  4. Look Up
  5. Time
  6. Send A Note Out
  7. Not Gonna Be That Girl
  8. It’s Still Early



06 Jun             Centre                         Brighton

07 Jun             Royal Albert Hall        London

18 Jun             Blenheim Palace         Woodstock (Simple Minds support)

01 Aug            Valley Fest                  Somerset

08 Aug            Lamplight Festival       Sunderland

03 Nov            TivoliVredenbrg          Utrecht, Netherlands

04 Nov            Metropol                    Berlin, Germany

05 Nov            Kantine                       Cologne, Germany

08 Nov            City Hall                      Newcastle

09 Nov            City Hall                      Newcastle

10 Nov            Opera House               Blackpool

12 Nov            Corn Exchange           Cambridge

13 Nov            Cliffs Pavilion              Southend

15 Nov            Guildhall                     Portsmouth

16 Nov            Guildhall                     Portsmouth

18 Nov            New Theatre               Oxford

19 Nov            Resorts World Arena Birmingham

20 Nov            M&S Bank Arena        Liverpool

22 Nov            Motorpoint Arena      Cardiff

23 Nov            Pavilions                     Plymouth

24 Nov            Eventim                      Apollo

26 Nov            First Direct Arena       Leeds

27 Nov            Bonus Arena               Hull

28 Nov            Royal Concert Hall      Nottingham

30 Nov            02 Apollo                    Manchester

01 Dec            02 Apollo                    Manchester

02 Dec             02 Apollo                    Manchester

04 Dec            City Hall                      Sheffield

07 Dec            Concert Hall                Perth

08 Dec             Usher Hall                   Edinburgh

10 Dec            Caird Hall                    Dundee

11 Dec            Leisure Centre            Inverness

14 Dec            Olympia                      Dublin

15 Dec             Olympia                      Dublin

16 Dec             Ulster Hall                   Belfast

18 Dec            P&J Arena                   Aberdeen

19 Dec             SSE Hydro                   Glasgow


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