The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

The Barrowlands (more properly The Barrowland Ballroom) is an iconic dance hall and concert venue in Glasgow!

The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

About The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

244 Gallowgate, Glasgow City Centre G4 0TT
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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

Symphonix Rock Orchestra

Symphonix Rock Orchestra

26th August 2022

Symphonix is the epic and exciting, new Orchestral Rock Show you won't want to miss and it's coming to The Barrowlands on Friday 26th August!
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The Interrupters

The Interrupters

31st August 2022

The Interrupters are returning to the UK for a run of headline shows including a night at The Barrowlands on 31st August!
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Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

6th September 2022

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 6th!
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Trail West

Trail West

17th September 2022

After an amazing anniversary show at The Barrowlands, Trail West have announced a return gig on Saturday 17th September!
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

18th September 2022

Don't miss Godspeed You! Black Emperor performing live at the legendary Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Sunday 18th September!
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Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with Special Guests Flook

Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with Special Guests Flook

23rd September 2022

Not many ten-year-olds get to headline the Barrowlands but Highland folk-fusioneers Elephant Sessions will do just that on 23rd September!
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The Menzingers

The Menzingers

6th October 2022

American pop-punk rock pioneers The Menzingers roll into Glasgow on the 6th of October to take over the Barrowland Ballroom!
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Sports Team

Sports Team

12th October 2022

Sports Team have been described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK... don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on 12th October!
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Maximo Park

Maximo Park

13th October 2022

Maximo Park will 'play as many of their singles as they can cram in before last orders' when they bring their upcoming 'Singular' Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on 13th October!
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Beabadoobee

Beabadoobee

15th October 2022

Exciting alt-indie artist, Beabadoobee, is about to head out on a worldwide tour! Catch her live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 15th October!
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Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire

17th October 2022

Canadian post-hardcore legends Alexisonfire have announced a UK tour in support of their new album Otherness including a night at The Barrowlands on 17th October!
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Pavement

Pavement

18th October 2022

Don't miss Pavement, widely renowned as one of the most popular and influential bands to come out of the American underground in the last three decades, at The Barrowlands on 18th October 2022!
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The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless

26th October 2022

The Pretty Reckless have announced they'll be touring their critically acclaimed album, 'Death By Rock & Roll' this autumn! Don't miss them live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 26th October!
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Band of Horses

Band of Horses

28th October 2022

Band of Horses will bring their anthemic blend of country rock and indie folk from the Pacific Northwest to The Barrowlands on 28th October!
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Confidence Man

Confidence Man

9th November 2022

Unarguably one of the hottest acts on the planet right now, don't miss Confidence Man when they headline The Barrowlands on November 9th!
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The Saw Doctors

The Saw Doctors

Selected dates between 12th November 2022 - 9th December 2022

To celebrate 30 years of touring, The Saw Doctors have announced a handful of special headline shows including two nights at The Barrowlands on 12th November & 9th December!
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Jamie Webster

Jamie Webster

15th November 2022

Don't miss Liverpool singer songwriter Jamie Webster when he headlines The Barrowlands on Tuesday 15th November!
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Declan Welsh and the Decadent West

Declan Welsh and the Decadent West

18th November 2022

After selling out three nights at King Tut's in April, don't miss Declan Welsh and the Decadent West headline The Barrowlands on Friday 18th November!
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Insane Championship Wrestling: Fear and Loathing

Insane Championship Wrestling: Fear and Loathing

20th November 2022

Insane Championship Wrestling brings its annual Fear and Loathing event to the world-famous Barrowland Ballroom on Sunday 20th November!
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Saxon

Saxon

21st November 2022

British heavy metal legends Saxon are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Monday 21st November!
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The Reytons

The Reytons

24th November 2022

The Reytons are kicking the doors down and taking on some of the biggest music venues in the UK on their Uninvited Tour including The Barrowlands Glasgow on 24th November!
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The Wolfe Tones

The Wolfe Tones

26th November 2022

The Wolfe Tones are the greatest storytellers of Ireland through music, words and vision, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 26th November!
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Happy Mondays - CANCELLED

Happy Mondays - CANCELLED

26th November 2022 - 27th November 2022

Happy Mondays have announced a massive headline tour including two nights at The Barrowlands on 26th & 27th November featuring special guests Cast!
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Pale Waves

Pale Waves

27th November 2022

Pale Waves have announced a UK tour in support their new album 'Unwanted', don't miss the Manchester four-piece live at The Barrowlands on Sunday 27th November!
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Skipinnish

Skipinnish

2nd December 2022

Skipinnish will kick off their festive tour with a return to the iconic Glasgow Barrowland on Friday 2nd December!
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Dylan John Thomas

Dylan John Thomas

7th December 2022 - 8th December 2022

Fresh off the back of his appearance at TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow's Dylan John Thomas has announced UK headline tour including two hometown shows at The Barrowlands in December!
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GUN

GUN

10th December 2022

After their phenomenal sold out show, GUN will return to their hometown once again with another end of year Barrowlands extravaganza!
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Glasvegas

Glasvegas

17th December 2022

Glasgow's finest 4 piece, Glasvegas, have announced they will play The Barrowlands on Saturday 17th December!
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Viagra Boys

Viagra Boys

21st January 2023

Swedish post-punk band Viagra Boys have announced they'll bring their Cave World Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 21st January!
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Heilung

Heilung

22nd January 2023

The enigmatic contemporary folk music outfit, Heilung are bringing their other-worldy vocals and dark ambient soundscapes to The Barrowlands on 22nd January!
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The Delgados

The Delgados

25th January 2023

Scottish indie legends The Delgados have reformed! Don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on Wednesday 25th January!
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From The Jam: Beat Surrender Tour

From The Jam: Beat Surrender Tour

28th January 2023

From The Jam will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Jam's final 1982 farewell tour 'Beat Surrender' with a show at The Barrowlands on Saturday 28th January!
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Editors

Editors

29th January 2023

To celebrate the upcoming release of their new best of album 'Karma Climb', Editors have announced a headline tour of the UK including a night at The Barrowlands in January!
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You Me At Six

You Me At Six

3rd February 2023 - 4th February 2023

You Me At Six are heading out on tour in 2023 including two nights at The Barrowlands on 3rd & 4th February with support from Waterparks, The Maine and Bears in Trees!
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

5th February 2023

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist, will bring their upcoming tour to The Barrowlands on Sunday 5th February!
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Palaye Royale

Palaye Royale

8th February 2023

Sin City's art rock trio Palaye Royale have announced a huge tour for 2023 in support of their new album Fever Dream including a night at The Barrowlands on 8th February!
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Hundred Reasons + Hell Is For Heroes

Hundred Reasons + Hell Is For Heroes

24th February 2023

Hundred Reasons have announced a show at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 24th February 2023 with support from special guests Hell Is For Heroes!
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King King

King King

2nd March 2023

King King, Glasgow's favourite sons return home for a landmark show at The Barrowlands on 2nd March with special guest Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook!
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Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine

4th March 2023

One of the biggest British metal bands of the 21st century, Bullet For My Valentine have announced a UK tour for 2023 including a night at The Barrowlands with support from Jinjer and Atreyu!
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Beartooth

Beartooth

14th March 2023

Beartooth will support their new album 'Below' with a UK and European tour in March 2023 which includes a night at The Barrowlands on the 14th!
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Father John Misty

Father John Misty

15th March 2023 - 16th March 2023

Critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Father John Misty has announced two nights at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 15th and 16th March!
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Sam Ryder

Sam Ryder

22nd March 2023

Don't miss Sam Ryder headline The Barrowlands when he returns to Glasgow with his 'There's Nothing But Space, Man!' Tour!
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EELS

EELS

2nd April 2023

EELS have announced that they will bring their 'Lockdown Hurricane' tour to The Barrowlands on 2nd April!
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Saint PHNX

Saint PHNX

8th April 2023

After a storming set at TRNSMT Saint PHNX have announced a hometown headline gig at The Barrowlands on Saturday 8th April!
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Midge Ure: The Voice & Visions Tour

Midge Ure: The Voice & Visions Tour

18th May 2023

Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road with the 'Voice & Visions' tour! Catch them live at The Barrowlands on 18th May!
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The Chats

The Chats

20th May 2023

Queensland's The Chats are returning to the UK with a headline tour in support of their new album, catch them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 20th May!
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Barraloadasoul

Barraloadasoul

10th June 2023

Northern Soul, Mod and 60s R&B alldayer, Barraloadasoul, returns to The Barrowlands for another outing on Saturday 10th June!
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