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Legendary singer Marc Almond’s Perth gig his only Scottish date on 60th birthday UK tour

The legendary Marc Almond.
The legendary Marc Almond.

One of pop music’s legendary singers will be playing Perth as his only Scottish venue to celebrate his 60th birthday tour.

Marc Almond, renowned for his time in 1980 pioneering band Soft Cell, has announced a UK tour and will be returning to the Fair City in March following a memorable performance with Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra in 2014, as part of the Perth Festival of the Arts.

Almond will be performing songs from his solo career at his Perth show, as well as tracks from his time in Soft Cell, ahead of a new album Hits and Pieces, which will be released in March next year.

His Perth Concert Hall gig on Saturday, March 25, will be the only chance for Scottish fans to see what is regarded as one of Britain’s most gifted and unique vocal talents.

A spokesperson for Horsecross Arts, who run Perth Concert Hall, said: “The tour is a celebration of Marc Almond’s 60th birthday year, and will feature him with a full band performing number 1 singles Tainted Love, Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart along with his biggest hits.”

Almond found fame in the early 1980s as one half of the pioneering synth-pop duo Soft Cell, and has had a hugely successful, prolific and diverse solo career. He has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, including his much revered interpretations of Jacques Brel songs, as well as his own self-penned pieces.

Q Magazine recently referred to Almond as “one of pop’s greatest voices,” and he has also collaborated with many renowned figures in music, including Tony Visconti, Jools Holland, and Nico.

Most recently, Almond performed as part of the BBC Proms celebration of the music of the late David Bowie.

To book tickets, which are priced £58, £40, £30 and £25, for the Perth Marc Almond show, phone 01738 621031 or visit

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