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
8th August 2020
British heavy metal legends are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 8th August!
31st August 2020
Don't miss acclaimed singer-songwriter, Michael Kiwanuka, when he performs live at Glasgow Barrowlands on August 31st!
1st September 2020
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 September 1st!
8th September 2020
Synergy Concerts presents Caribou with support from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Glasgow Barrowlands on Tuesday 8th September!
18th October 2020
Black Stone Cherry will return to Scotland to play a headline show at Glasgow Barrowlands on Sunday 18th October!
24th October 2020
Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, return to Glasgow with their 2020 tour on Saturday 24th October!
27th October 2020 - 28th October 2020
The Fratellis are hitting the road for a UK tour including two nights at Glasgow Barrowlands on October 27th & 28th!
2nd November 2020
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 Monday 2nd November!
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!
1st December 2020
This winter, UB40 are embarking on one of their biggest UK tours, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on December 1st!
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!
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!
30th January 2021
From The Jam are bringing their 'Sound Affects' 40th Anniversary tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 30th January featuring special guests The Selecter!
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!
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!
17th March 2021
Stiff Little Fingers will bring their 2021 tour to Glasgow Barrowlands on Wednesday 17th March with support from The Professionals!
5th April 2021
Teenage Fanclub have announced they will be embarking on a UK & European tour in April including a night at Glasgow Barrowlands!
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!
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!
14th 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!
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!
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!
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!
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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