Facebook News - Tom Jones Concert at Glasgow Bandstand
Latest Concert News for Sir Tom is that he has been confirmed as the most recent big artist to be booked for an open-air concert in the City of Glasgow later this year!
Sir T.J. will be singing at the beautiful Kelvingrove Bandstand, on Tuesday 9th of August 2016.
In a great tribute to the voice of Sir Tom Jones, he is the latest big name to be added to the list of other big names appearing at this beautiful venue.
The Bandstand itself is about 95 years old was originally built by the City Parks Department, but like many other buildings of its type it gradually deteriorated and was no longer used after its closure in 1999.
The Lord Provost of Glasgow re-opened the 2,500 seat arena and in August there will be a festival of music, featuring ‘Teenage Fan Club’ and ‘Squeeze’.
AFTER THE RECENT RESTORATION WORK……..
The bandstand is the only functioning venue of its type in the City and was on the Buildings At Risk Register before the funding for its restoration was found.
The revamp of the building has kept most of its key features in place, but has been brought up to date with modern sound and lighting systems, plus good facilities for performers and the audiencess attending the concerts.
BEFORE THE RESTORATION……….
The concerts featured for this summer include some other fantastic artists, such as Van Morrison, Lloyd Cole, Primal Scream, Will Young, The Waterboys and Furry Animals!
If you want a ticket for Sir Tom’s concert,, they’re available from 9 a.m. this Friday through the major ticket sales outlets.
The Musical Director for the venue, Mark Mackie, said that the concerts are selling very well and he is very pleased to see Tom Jones added to the list of fantastic concerts coming up this summer.
I’ll bet he is pleased! It will be great to see T.J. in an open air concert at this beautifully restored venue, which is right on the banks of the local River Kelvin.
The access to the amphitheatre has been improved, with a new cross aisle for audience access, plus additional seating in the higher audience area. There is also a new ramped area to make it easier for people with disabilities to get into the concerts.
I’ve sung at a few venues similar to this one myself and they were great events, with a real connection to the people in the audience, so well done to all of the organisations and people involved in getting this project completed!
The venue is a great tribute to the City of Glasgow and Sir Tom Jones will do them proud!
With thanks to Duncan McEwan, Page Park, Daw 2006 and all organisations and Google images for these photographs.
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