The Bay City Rollers comeback tour will give fans the chance to see the popular pop band one final time.
At a press conference in Glasgow with family & fans in attendance, frontman McKeown stated: “I’m feeling great, I’m feeling fabulous”.
The original line-up also included Eric Faulkner and Derek Longmuir, and the band said Faulkner may join them in the next few weeks. In May 1975, the band was besieged at a BBC-sponsored event in which fans, pursuing their idols to an island in the middle of some concert grounds, actually tried to swim across to them.
McKeown also explained that Derek, who has been a cardiology nurse for 28 years, wasn’t interested in joining the reunion.
The band rose to fame producing numerous top 10 hits, sell-outs tours and their own TV show before splitting in 1978, with bitter battles over money between band members and managers dragging on for decades.
McKeown and Stuart had a lengendary on stage fight, something they’ll reference in the new show.
“But it’s not something you can’t get over, especially when there’s huge amounts of money involved!”
“We are now delighted to announce that a third show has now gone on sale”. Some even describe them as the One Direction of that time period, though McKeown believes they were bigger. “You think we’re doing it for money, but we’re doing it for the glory of Scotland and the glory of the tartan”, he told reporters.
“Be there”, he added, “and bring your tartan”.
“It’s kind of [like] we’re three-quarters of the way through a movie and then we want to write a real nice ending”, he maintained. “That’s in the past now and we’ve got good people with us”.
The Daily Record, meanwhile, reports that The Bay City Rollers also are recording a new album, and are preparing to release a single titled “Boomerang”. The band’s complete tour schedule will be announced soon, and there’s no doubt they will play some dates in the United States.
Mark Mackie of Regular Music said: “Stunning response…”
“If I live to be 200 years old, I am never going to experience anything like this again in my life”, famed British DJ John Peel recalled.