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Glasgow Music City Tours have collected Glasgow’s musical tall tales, myths, lies and wicked rumours.
Have you heard the story about the Barrowland star falling on David ‘The Starman’ Bowie?
Or how Sydney Devine stopped a rock ‘n’ roll riot? What about the legend of Lou Reed’s one song Apollo set?
Alex Harvey’s Nessie obsession? Glasgow council’s punk wars?
Buckle up your blue suede walking shoes and hear them all with today’s Big Deal from Glasgow Music City Tours.
Led by guides with years of experience in Glasgow’s music scene, the tours deliver an irreverent, informative look at the city’s iconic bands, the famous venues they played and the incendiary performances which became legends in their own show time.
With tales ranging from music hall to modern day, the tours offer something for every music fan, from folkie to punk.
And, with guest numbers limited to fifteen, these tours are the equivalent of an intimate, unplugged gig.
Valid for tours until the end of September, the vouchers are for two people to enjoy one of the following tours.
Merchant City Music – Past and Present
Walking the oldest streets of Glasgow, Merchant City Music – Past and Present covers cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – the world’s oldest surviving music hall.
Takes place every Friday from 2pm, starting from Clutha and Victoria Bar, Stockwell Street. Lasts approximately 2 hours.
Find your favourite bands on the Barrowland Pathway
Unlock the who’s who of the Clutha mural
Listen to tales of the Barrowland Ballroom
Stand on the stage where Stan Laurel was discovered
Trace the links between Paddy’s Market, Postcard Records and Glasgow’s unique post-punk scene
Includes 25% discount on food at Mono Café Bar
Glasgow’s Music Mile
From the site of the late, lamented Apollo to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.
Takes place every Saturday from 2pm, starting from Killermont Street entrance of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Lasts approximately 2 hours.
Follow in the footsteps of Oasis, Blur and the Manic Street Preachers at King Tut’s
Listen to the legends of the Apollo
See the Royal Conservatoire – home to hobbits, Outlander stars and Dr Who
Jump from arts to charts – Glasgow School of Art as band factory
Discover the forgotten sounds of Sauchiehall Street
Reusable 25% discount card on food at King Tut’s
Glasgow Music City Tours have had plenty of applause on TripAdvisor:
‘Great music tour of Glasgow. I went on this tour with my girlfriend and father-in-law. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Great detail and well researched, the guide certainly knew her stuff. Everyone was encouraged to share their stories and experiences of the Glasgow music scene throughout the ages, which I thought brought a lot of intimacy to the tour. I will certainly be doing the second tour.’
‘Knowledgeable, funny and endearing tour. Great little tour… interesting places made interesting by a knowledgeable, tour guide. Enjoyed a few hours walking around a city I know and love from a slightly different perspective :-)’
These walking tours of Glasgow’s music scene make fantastic gifts.
Whether you are a hardcore gig-goer or simply keen to see a little of the city’s famous music scene, Glasgow Music City Tours will strike a chord with young and old.
With validity stretching to the end of September 2016 they could also be used for birthdays, graduation rewards or simply as a present for the music fan in your life.