The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
The Barrowlands (more properly The Barrowland Ballroom) is an iconic dance hall and concert venue in Glasgow!
About The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
The original building opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow's city centre. The "Barras" street market (more properly Glasgow Barrowland market), after which the area and the ballroom are named, continues until the present day. The Barrowland building includes large street-level halls used for the weekend markets, with a sizeable weatherproof hall above. The front of the building is decorated with a distinctive animated neon sign.
Noted acts that have played at The Barrowlands include R.E.M., Oasis, The Cure, The Smiths, AFI, Green Day, U2, Blur, Bob Dylan, Björk, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Stiff Little Fingers, Metallica, Blondie, INXS, Bloc Party, Justin Timberlake, Garbage, Sheryl Crow, Britney Spears, The Smiths, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, and Elvis Costello, and, more recently, The Thrash band Megadeth in 2007, popular UK indie bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles, The Zutons and Spark of Genius.
The Barrowlands has also proven to be a popular venue with successful homegrown talent, including Travis, Mogwai, Biffy Clyro, Franz Ferdinand, Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Horse McDonald, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Love And Money, Deacon Blue, Del Amitri, Teenage Fanclub, Simple Minds, Big Country, The View , Idlewild and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
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Upcoming Events at The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
3rd August 2021 - 4th August 2021
Yungblud will bring an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics to the Glasgow Barrowlands for two nights in August 2021!
5th August 2021
Catch some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth as the Circus of Horrors comes to The Barrowlands with their 25th Anniversary Show!
31st August 2021
For over a decade Passenger has been performing his much loved one-man show across the globe, don't miss him live at Glasgow Barrowlands on August 31st!
2nd September 2021
After a 9 year hiatus, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott have re-grouped to record and tour, don't miss Bright Eyes at Glasgow Barrowlands on September 2nd 2021!
6th September 2021
The Specials are hitting the road again in 2021 and will stop off at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Monday 6th September!
9th September 2021
Enjoy a rare stripped–back live show where John Grant will perform songs from across his celebrated career with special guest Teddy Thompson!
10th September 2021
Scottish indie-rockers Arab Strap have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2021 including a homecoming show at The Barrowlands on Friday 10th September!
16th September 2021
Teenage Fanclub have announced they will be embarking on a UK & European tour in September including a night at Glasgow Barrowlands!
17th September 2021
Black Stone Cherry will return to Scotland to play a headline show at Glasgow Barrowlands on Friday 17th September 2021!
18th September 2021
Join Trail West at the famous Barrowland Ballroom as they celebrate not 10 but 11 years together in what will be their biggest gig to date!
20th September 2021 - 22nd September 2021
The Snuts have announced a huge show at The Barrowlands in September in support of their debut album, W.L.!
24th September 2021
To usher in the Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2021 on their 'Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour'!
27th September 2021 - 28th September 2021
Platinum-selling quartet All Time Low have announced a 2021 tour including a night at The Barrowlands on September 27th!
5th October 2021
Manic Street Preachers are on tour in 2021 following the release of their 14th studio album 'The Ultra Vivid Lament', catch them live at The Barrowlands on 5th October!
8th October 2021
Stornoway's raucous Peat & Diesel will make a much anticipated return to the Barrowlands on October 8th after their sell out show in January!
9th October 2021
Don't miss Sea Girls, one of the most enthralling young indie guitar bands to have emerged in recent times, live at Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 9th October!
10th October 2021
To support their debut It Won't Always Be Like This, Inhaler have announced a 2021 tour of the UK and Ireland, don't miss them at The Barrowlands on Sunday 10th October!
11th October 2021 - 12th October 2021
Nothing But Thieves have announced a huge UK tour in support of their new album Moral Panic, catch them live at The Barrowlands on 11th and 12th October 2021!
14th October 2021
Wigan's The Lathums are heading out on tour in 2021, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 14th October!
16th October 2021
Stick 'em up punk! Legendary US trio the Fun Lovin' Criminals are heading back out on the road in October, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 16th!
17th October 2021
Indie rockers Turin Brakes celebrate 20 years of The Optimist LP with a UK tour including a night at the Barrowlands on 17th October 2021!
19th October 2021 - 20th October 2021
In support of their new record, Fontaines D.C. have announced their biggest UK tour yet for October 2021, which includes a night at Glasgow Barrowlands on the 19th & 20th!
22nd October 2021
Don't miss Glasgow's very own Joesef as he plays a massive homecoming gig at The Barrowlands on Friday 22nd October!
23rd October 2021
Billy Bragg has announced that he will tour the UK and Ireland in autumn 2021, catch him live at The Barrowlands on 23rd October!
27th October 2021
The mighty Don Broco will release their brand-new studio album 'Amazing Things' in September and will support it with a headline UK tour which includes a night at The Barrowlands on 27th October!
29th October 2021 - 30th October 2021
The Waterboys will return to Scotland for two shows at The Barrowlands on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October!
7th November 2021
Public Service Broadcasting will bring their Bright Magic Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Sunday 7th November!
8th November 2021
Glass Animals have announced details of their Welcome To Dreamland tour including a performance at The Barrowlands on Monday 8th November!
9th November 2021
Easy Life are heading out on their 'Life's A Beach' UK and European Tour, don't miss them at The Barrowlands on 9th November!
10th November 2021
Direct from the USA, for a 5-night tour of the UK, Grammy Award Nominated, Rockabilly and Bass Player Hall of Fame Inductee, Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats is coming to Glasgow Barrowland!
11th November 2021
Jarv Is..., the brand new band fronted by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, will play Glasgow Barrowlands on 11th November!
14th November 2021
The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced a UK and European tour during which they'll play their second studio album, 1987's Darklands, catch them at the Barrowlands Glasgow on November 14th!
18th November 2021
Sleaford Mods have announced a brand new UK tour in support of new album Spare Ribs, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 18th November!
20th November 2021 - 21st November 2021
Insane Championship Wrestling brings its annual Fear and Loathing event to the world-famous Barrowland Ballroom over two nights this November!
25th November 2021
In 2021, UB40 are embarking on one of their biggest UK tours, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 25th November!
26th November 2021 - 27th November 2021
Britpop icons Shed Seven have announced two nights at The Barrowlands in November where they'll be joined by special guests Mark Morris, Nigel Clark and Chris Helme performing together as MCH!
29th November 2021
Paul Weller is heading off on his first UK tour since 2017! Catch him at the Glasgow Barrowland on Monday 29th November!
1st December 2021 - 2nd December 2021
Best known for their brand of colourful and energetic guitar-based indie pop, don't miss Edinburgh's Vistas live at The Barrowlands on 1st & 2nd December!
9th December 2021
The Darkness will bring their UK tour, in support of their forthcoming album 'Motorheart', to The Barrowlands Glasgow on 9th December!
11th December 2021
After their phenomenal sold out show last year, GUN return to their hometown with an end of year Barrowlands extravaganza!
12th December 2021
Levellers are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their seminal platinum-selling, album Levelling The Land with a 17 date UK tour which includes a night at The Barrowlands on 12th December!
Selected dates between 14th December 2021 - 18th December 2021
Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene will play four dates at the Barrowlands in December 2021!
17th December 2021
AC/DC UK return The Barrowlands on Sunday 6th June for an night of explosive entertainment that you definitely won’t want to miss!
17th December 2021
After being voted 'best gig of the year' by The Barrowland crowds in 2019, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are returning for another storming night on 17th December!
19th December 2021
Del Amitri are set to play a free show for Scottish NHS staff at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Sunday 19th December!
20th December 2021 - 21st December 2021
Del Amitri have announced their first full UK headline tour since the summer of 2018 which includes two nights at The Barrowlands on the 20th and 21st December!
23rd December 2021
Kassidy return for one night only, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of 'Hope St', catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 23rd December!
Selected dates between 5th January 2022 - 8th January 2022
Alt-rockers Wolf Alice are hitting the road from in January in support of their new album Blue Weekend, don't miss them at The Barrowlands on the 5th, 7th and 8th!
12th January 2022
Don't miss an evening with Peter Hook And The Light for Joy Division: A Celebration at The Barrowlands performing the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer plus an opening set of New Order material!
18th January 2022
Neck Deep will tour the UK in 2021 in support of their new album 'All Distortions Are Intentional', catch them at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 18th January!
24th January 2022
Synergy Concerts presents Caribou with support from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Glasgow Barrowlands on 24th January!
27th January 2022
British heavy metal legends Saxon are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Thursday 27th January!
28th January 2022
Soul II Soul have announced they'll be touring the UK in 2022 with their Club Classics show, catch them at Barrowlands Glasgow on Friday 28th January!
29th January 2022
From The Jam are bringing their 'Sound Affects' 40th Anniversary tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 29th January featuring special guests The Selecter!
3rd February 2022 - 4th February 2022
Ahead of the release of their new album 'Ultra Mono' next month, IDLES have announced a UK tour for 2022 including two nights at The Barrowlands in February!
18th February 2022 - 19th February 2022
Doves will tour the UK in 2022 in support of their new album, The Universal Want, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th February!
23rd February 2022
James Vincent McMorrow has announced a UK tour for Spring 2022 including a night at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Wednesday 23rd February!
25th February 2022
Acclaimed indie folk quartet Big Thief will bring their UK tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Friday 25th February!
26th February 2022
Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road in 2022 with the 'Voice & Visions' tour! Catch them live at The Barrowlands on 26th February!
Selected dates between 28th February 2022 - 1st March 2022
Echo and the Bunnymen are heading out on a UK tour in 2022 celebrating 40 years of magical songs! Catch them at Glasgow Barrowlands on 28th February and 1st March!
5th March 2022
Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it's been missing since '94... catch Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana at The Barrowlands on 5th March!
7th March 2022
The Pennsylvania-based four-piece are taking 'An Evening With Halestorm' across the country next year, catch them live at The Barrowlands on 7th March!
17th March 2022
Stiff Little Fingers will bring their 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Thursday 17th March with support from The Professionals!
24th March 2022 - 25th March 2022
The Fratellis are hitting the road for a UK tour including two nights at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 24th & 25th March 2022!
7th April 2022
To celebrate the release of her debut album 'Not Your Muse', Celeste has announced a seven-city UK tour for spring 2022 including a night at The Barrowlands on 7th April!
13th April 2022
Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, return to Glasgow with their 2022 tour on Wednesday 13th April!
16th April 2022
The Mission will bring their Deja Vu Tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 16th April with support from The Rose of Avalanche!
22nd April 2022
The creative indie-tinged electronic act Metronomy have announced a show at the Barrowland Ballroom on Friday 22nd April 2022 as part of their UK tour!
22nd May 2022
With his latest album just released, don't miss Todrick Hall's The Femuline Tour when it comes to The Barrowlands on 22nd May!
30th May 2022
Swedish prog-metal kingpins, Meshuggah, have announced a UK tour including a night at The Barrowlands on 30th May!
4th June 2022 - 5th June 2022
Run The Jewels have announced four UK tour dates for June 2022 including two nights at The Barrowlands on the 4th & 5th!
18th June 2022
Northern Soul, Mod and 60s R&B alldayer, Barraloadasoul, returns to The Barrowlands for another outing on Saturday 18th June 2022!
25th July 2022
Internationally regarded as one of the world's finest live draws, Fat Freddy's Drop return to the Glasgow Barrowlands on Monday 25th July!
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