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

Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

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!
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The Wolfe Tones

The Wolfe Tones

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!
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Jarv Is...

Jarv Is...

25th November 2020

Jarv Is..., the brand new band fronted by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, will play Glasgow Barrowlands on November 25th!
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Peat & Diesel

Peat & Diesel

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!
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MEUTE

MEUTE

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!
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Del Amitri: A Free Concert For NHS Workers

Del Amitri: A Free Concert For NHS Workers

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!
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Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene

Selected dates between 15th December 2020 - 19th December 2020

Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene will play four dates at the Barrowlands in December 2020!
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GUN

GUN

17th December 2020

After their phenomenal sold out show last year, GUN return to their hometown with an end of year Barrowlands extravaganza!
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Peter Hook And The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration

Peter Hook And The Light - Joy Division: A Celebration

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!
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The Jesus and Mary Chain Play ‘darklands’

The Jesus and Mary Chain Play ‘darklands’

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!
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Passenger

Passenger

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!
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Yungblud

Yungblud

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!
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Paul Weller

Paul Weller

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!
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UB40

UB40

13th March 2021

In 2021, UB40 are embarking on one of their biggest UK tours, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 13th March!
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Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers

17th March 2021

Stiff Little Fingers will bring their 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Wednesday 17th March with support from The Professionals!
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Vistas

Vistas

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!
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James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow

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!
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The Doors Alive

The Doors Alive

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!
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Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub

5th April 2021

Teenage Fanclub have announced they will be embarking on a UK & European tour in April including a night at Glasgow Barrowlands!
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Neck Deep

Neck Deep

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!
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Sam Fender

Sam Fender

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!
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The Hunna

The Hunna

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!
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Doves

Doves

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!
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The Mission

The Mission

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!
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Soul II Soul - Club Classics

Soul II Soul - Club Classics

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!
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Sea Girls

Sea Girls

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!
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The Fratellis

The Fratellis

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!
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The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs

1st May 2021

The Psychedelic Furs have announced seven UK shows for 2021 including a night at The Barrowlands on Saturday 1st May!
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Saxon

Saxon

2nd May 2021

British heavy metal legends Saxon are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Sunday 2nd May!
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Reverend Horton Heat & The Delta Bombers Double Bill

Reverend Horton Heat & The Delta Bombers Double Bill

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!
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IDLES

IDLES

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!
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Caribou

Caribou

12th May 2021

Synergy Concerts presents Caribou with support from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Glasgow Barrowlands on Wednesday 12th May 2021!
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Fontaines D.C.

Fontaines D.C.

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!
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Ashley McBryde

Ashley McBryde

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!
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You Me At Six

You Me At Six

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!
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John Grant

John Grant

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!
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Sparks

Sparks

21st May 2021

Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, return to Glasgow with their 2021 tour on Friday 21st May!
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Glass Animals

Glass Animals

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!
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King Krule

King Krule

24th May 2021

King Krule will bring his 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on 24th May!
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Echo and the Bunnymen: Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Songs

Echo and the Bunnymen: Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Songs

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!
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The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad

28th May 2021 - 29th May 2021

The Twilight Sad return to Glasgow Barrowlands on 28th & 29th May with support from Just Mustard & Kathryn Joseph!
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Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill

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!
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Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

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!
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Barraloadasoul

Barraloadasoul

5th June 2021

Northern Soul, Mod and 60s R&B alldayer, Barraloadasoul, returns to The Barrowlands for another outing on Saturday 5th June!
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Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop

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!
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Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

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!
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The Specials

The Specials

6th September 2021

The Specials are hitting the road again in 2021 and will stop off at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Monday 6th September!
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Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry

17th September 2021

Black Stone Cherry will return to Scotland to play a headline show at Glasgow Barrowlands on Friday 17th September 2021!
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Eleven Years of Trail West

Eleven Years of Trail West

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!
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

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'!
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Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves

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!
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Insane Championship Wrestling: Fear and Loathing

Insane Championship Wrestling: Fear and Loathing

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!
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From The Jam + The Selecter

From The Jam + The Selecter

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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