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Scotlands live music scene suffers second onslaught of postponements as Omicron cases surge.

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Scotlands live music scene suffers second onslaught of postponements as Omicron cases surge.


Live music in Scotland has suffered another blow in its road to recovery as the surge in Omicron cases has caused many performers to postpone their shows for the safety of workers and attendees involved.

Amy Macdonald, The Charlatans, Supergrass, Deacon Blue, Del Amitri, Viagra Boys, Kassidy, Ocean Colour Scene, Creeper and The Lathums were one of the many acts who were forced to call off their concerts due to the latest concerns around Omicron, with Creeper cancelling 10 minutes before their show was due to begin on Sunday.

Amy Macdonald said the following on social media regarding her Friday show.

"I’m so sorry to everyone - we tried everything to make the gig happen. We were left stuck between a rock and a hard place, but ultimately the safety of the fans and crew has to come first. Its been a difficult 22 months for music fans, musicians and crew and following today’s announcements, in order to make sure fan safety and enjoyment is at the heart of the gig, the show has been rescheduled to March 2022."

Deacon Blues Rick Ross...

"We understand how much people were looking forward to this weekend, and we really were too, but with historic levels of covid infections circulating in the community, we feel it would be irresponsible to go ahead with our two concerts in Aberdeen on 18th December and Glasgow on 19th December. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone these shows, Glasgow has been rescheduled to May 2022"

It is unknown whether the rest of the acts mentioned will reschedule.

Glasgowmusic reported that Scotlands Grassroots Music Sector is on the verge of collapse, mostly due to low ticket sales and the amount of "no shows", with concerned gig-goers not taking the risk due to the high case numbers.

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