The bandwagon that is Lewis band Peat & Diesel keeps on rolling, with the latest announcement that a Celtic Connections gig scheduled for January next year is to move to a bigger venue.
Peat & Diesel announced this morning that their scheduled show at Glasgow’s Òran Mòr on Saturday January 25th has been cancelled – after selling out all the tickets within two minutes of going on sale this morning (Tuesday July 23rd).
Instead, the show will now be at Glasgow’s legendary Barrowlands, with superb acoustics, a sprung floor for dancing and capacity for 1,950 people.
Peat & Diesel will use the gig to launch their second album, Light My Byre, and to extend their fanbase still further. Last week’s Hebridean Celtic Festival saw the band play three shows, with fans left standing outside two of the venues due to safety concerns about capacity.
Yesterday they posted a big thank you to local fans on their Facebook page, saying: “Thanks to the Coves, Blones and the Mini Caorans that support us. On behalf of everyone that lives on this island and neighbouring islands, we go out there to show everyone one else how WE ALL do it in the Western Isles!!
“So to you all, the Peat & Diesel Express has had the boiler well stoked and we ain’t slowing down till we hit the bump stops at Glasgow Central Station. Thanks for joining us on this incredible journey, P&D x”
Lewis musicians Calum ‘Boydie’ Macleod, Uilleam Macleod and Innes G Scott are currently back on their day jobs ahead of local gigs booked at EDF in Benbecula and at Stramash on the castle green in Stornoway in August, and a second performance at Loopallu in Ullapool on September 27th.
Picture shows Uilleam, Boydie and Innes taking the audience acclaim after their mainstage performance at Hebridean Celtic Festival on Friday (HebCelt).