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
4th November 2020
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!
7th November 2020
The Wolfe Tones are the greatest storytellers of Ireland through music, words and vision, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 7th November!
25th November 2020
Jarv Is..., the brand new band fronted by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, will play Glasgow Barrowlands on November 25th!
27th November 2020
Stornoway's raucous Peat & Diesel will make a much anticipated return to the Barrowlands on November 27th after their sell out show in January!
8th December 2020
MEUTE are music's 'worst kept secret', advanced booking is highly recommended for their upcoming show at the Barrowlands on December 8th!
9th December 2020
Del Amitri are set to play a free show for Scottish NHS staff at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Wednesday 9th December!
Selected dates between 15th December 2020 - 19th December 2020
Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene will play four dates at the Barrowlands in December 2020!
17th December 2020
After their phenomenal sold out show last year, GUN return to their hometown with an end of year Barrowlands extravaganza!
28th January 2021
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!
10th February 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 February 10th!
16th February 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 February 16th!
10th March 2021 - 11th March 2021
Yungblud will bring an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics to the Glasgow Barrowlands for two nights in March 2021!
12th March 2021
Paul Weller is heading off on his first UK tour since 2017! Catch him at the Glasgow Barrowland on Friday 12th March!
13th March 2021
In 2021, UB40 are embarking on one of their biggest UK tours, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 13th March!
17th March 2021
Stiff Little Fingers will bring their 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Wednesday 17th March with support from The Professionals!
18th March 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 Thursday 18th March 2021!
20th March 2021
James Vincent McMorrow has announced a UK tour for Spring 2021 including a night at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 20th March!
3rd April 2021
The Doors Alive is quite simply the most exciting, authentic, charismatic and sexually magnetic tribute band to pay homage to 1960's rock titans The Doors! Catch them at Glasgow Barrowlands in April!
5th April 2021
Teenage Fanclub have announced they will be embarking on a UK & European tour in April including a night at Glasgow Barrowlands!
6th April 2021
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 April 6th!
7th April 2021 - 8th April 2021
Sam Fender has announced details of brand new UK tour, including two nights at the Glasgow Barrowland on April 7th & 8th!
9th April 2021
The Hunna, one of the most exciting young rock bands to emerge from the UK, are heading out on tour, catch them at The Barrowlands on April 9th!
10th April 2021 - 11th April 2021
Doves will tour the UK in spring 2021 in support of their new album, The Universal Want, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th April!
16th April 2021
The Mission will bring The United European Party Tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Friday 16th April with support from The Rose of Avalanche!
17th April 2021
Soul II Soul have announced they'll be touring the UK in 2021 with their Club Classics show, catch them at Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 17th April!
22nd April 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 Thursday 22nd April!
29th April 2021 - 30th April 2021
The Fratellis are hitting the road for a UK tour including two nights at Glasgow Barrowlands on April 29th & 30th!
1st May 2021
The Psychedelic Furs have announced seven UK shows for 2021 including a night at The Barrowlands on Saturday 1st May!
2nd May 2021
British heavy metal legends Saxon are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Sunday 2nd May!
3rd May 2021
Don't miss a double bill spectacular with two of the greatest rockabilly acts of all time, Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers, live at The Barrowlands on 3rd May 2021!
7th May 2021 - 9th May 2021
Ahead of the release of their new album 'Ultra Mono' next month, IDLES have announced a UK tour for 2021 including two nights at The Barrowlands in May!
12th May 2021
Synergy Concerts presents Caribou with support from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Glasgow Barrowlands on Wednesday 12th May 2021!
14th May 2021 - 15th May 2021
In support of their new record, Fontaines D.C. have announced their biggest UK tour yet for May 2021, which includes a night at Glasgow Barrowlands on the 14th & 15th!
16th May 2021
Ashley McBryde is headed back to Europe in May 2021 with the band! Don't miss her at the Barrowlands Glasgow on May 16th!
19th May 2021
You Me At Six will embark on a brand new UK tour in 2021 in support of their new record SUCKAPUNCH, catch them at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 19th May!
20th May 2021
Enjoy a rare stripped–back live show where John Grant will perform songs from across his celebrated career with special guest Teddy Thompson!
21st May 2021
Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, return to Glasgow with their 2021 tour on Friday 21st May!
22nd May 2021
Glass Animals have announced details of their Welcome To Dreamland tour including a performance at The Barrowlands on Saturday 22nd May 2021!
24th May 2021
King Krule will bring his 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on 24th May!
Selected dates between 25th May 2021 - 2nd June 2021
Echo and the Bunnymen are heading out on a UK tour in 2021 celebrating 40 years of magical songs! Catch them at Glasgow Barrowlands on Tuesday 25th May and Wednesday 2nd June!
28th May 2021 - 29th May 2021
The Twilight Sad return to Glasgow Barrowlands on 28th & 29th May with support from Just Mustard & Kathryn Joseph!
31st May 2021
Riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill are set to hit the UK next summer with a headline show at the Barrowlands on 31st May!
4th June 2021
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 4th June 2021!
5th June 2021
Northern Soul, Mod and 60s R&B alldayer, Barraloadasoul, returns to The Barrowlands for another outing on Saturday 5th June!
26th July 2021
Internationally regarded as one of the world's finest live draws, Fat Freddy's Drop return to the Glasgow Barrowlands on July 26th 2021!
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!
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!
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'!
11th 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 October 2021!
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!
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!
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