Scotsgirl, Alex Watson’s weekly round up of Scottish music news is released every Friday. She likes to call it The Turn On. With a leaning towards the Scottish indie music scene, The Turn On will fill you in on anything you might have missed over the week.
This week’s edition features Three Blind Wolves, Frightened Rabbit and Broxburn’s sweetheart, Susan Boyle, among others.
Keith Richards calls the stage his office, and for the Rolling Stones the stages of their upcoming 50th anniversary tours will have to be just right.
Their ’50 and counting’ tour kicked off in London last night and will continue in the US later this week. The band will play a total of four shows, one in New York City on Thursday and the final two in New Jersey next weekend.
Band member Ronnie Wood said last Tuesday ”We’ve been thinking long and hard about the set-list but to be honest we still haven’t finalised it.”
The details of the show have been kept secret, but the band’s long time lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe has let a few things slip about the upcoming sets, mentioning that the stage will switch from stadium rock to ”huge intimacy”.
Featured on the stage will be the groups iconic lips and tongue logo. The set is also said to change for certain numbers, which will transport the audience back to the days of the band’s beginnings as a club act.
Susan Boyle is set to feature in a musical based on her life. The star will host the musical titled ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ on selected dates as it tours the UK with an 11-week run.
Actress Elaine C Smith, famed for her role in Rab C Nesbitt, is set to play Susan Boyle. The show will be produced by Michael Harrison.
Speaking of the tour Susan commented;
‘I am happy that the musical is being produced, I never thought my life story would end up on the stage but a lot has happened in two years and it is a very exciting prospect. I hope everyone enjoys the show and I promise there will be a few surprises along the way.’
You can view the full list of tour dates by clicking here.