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The Stranglers gig that got punk ‘banned’ from Glasgow

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Stage invasion at Stranglers gig in Glasgow City Halls, June 1977. One of the great things about doing our music tours is hearing our guests’ gig stories. The tours are packed with anecdotes about famous gigs but it’s always good to hear the different stories from people who were actually at…

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Belle and Sebastian tours

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Our regular Music Mile tour has great stories about the very early days of Belle and Sebastian but more and more people have been getting in touch asking if we could do bespoke tours focused on the band. After scratching our heads for a bit, we came up with a flexible tour which takes in all…

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Tigermilk Owners’ Club: members wanted

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As we mentioned a few weeks back, we’ve had the bright idea of launching the Tigermilk Owners’ Club. We’re doing this to mark the 20th anniversary of Belle and Sebastian releasing their debut album. Inspired by the fabled Blue Monday Owners’ Club, we want owners of the original Tigermilk vinyl album to send us pics of…

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Our guide talks Glasgow’s music scene

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VisitScotland have just launched their new Spirit of Scotland campaign and our guide Fiona plays a starring role in the campaign’s video about Glasgow’s music scene. From the Barrowlands to Franz Ferdinand, Fiona talks about the venues and bands which have shaped the sound of the city. Experience it for yourself by booking on…

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We’re all doomed! Not really.

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We found Dave Pollock’s Guardian piece about the ‘slow death of music venues’ thought-provoking and a lot of research has gone into it. We’re less convinced that it told the whole story about Glasgow. A number of us at Glasgow Music City Tours have or still do work as music journalists. We understand that an…

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The strange tale of Scarlett Johansson’s Bum

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One of the real pleasures of doing Glasgow Music City Tours is the experiences that our guests bring to the tours. We have had people who remember going to the dancing at Barrowlands and guests who have performed on the band stand at Kelvingrove. Some have met their life partners in the venues we visit and…

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Here we go… scheduled tours launch this weekend

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It has been a beezer week for Glasgow Music City Tours. Yesterday, we finished our last of four special tours for Merchant City Festival. We had lots of guests come out on tour with us and our TripAdvisor reviews are all glowing with good comments. We finished each tour with a concert from…

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First Merchant City Festival tour rocked

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We got a great turn out for our first Merchant City Festival tour on Sunday. It was a pretty varied group in terms of musical interests but with content ranging from music hall acts to Glasgow’s post-punk scene via the classical conductor with the world’s longest name, we had stories for everyone. UK’s oldest…

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We’re in The Daily Record

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A big shout out to Paul English who came on tour with us and then wrote a great piece in The Daily Record. It was a fun day out swapping stories and his article really captures what we are trying to do with the tours. It’s all coming together nicely in time for our…

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Merchant City Festival tours

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Not long to go now until the launch of our special Merchant City Festival tours. Starting off at the Old Fruitmarket, the four tours are a two hour swing through the musical past and present of the Merchant City and East End. From the dung-flinging audiences of the Panopticon to the Barrowland’s more…

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