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Stuck on a gift idea for a music lover?
Make like Aerosmith and walk this way.
Glasgow Music City Tours have collected Glasgow’s musical tall tales, myths, lies and wicked rumours.
Have you heard 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 being Framed? Glasgow council’s punk wars?
Buckle up your blue suede walking shoes and hear the full story with today’s Handpicked Deal from Glasgow Music City Tours.
Irreverent and informative 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, and from Hairy Mary to Mogwai, the tours offer something for every music fan, from folkie to punk.
Valid for tours from Easter until the 4th of August, the Big Deal is for two people to enjoy one of the following:
Merchant City Music – Past and Present
Walking the oldest streets of Glasgow, Merchant City Music – Past and Present has stories of cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – the world’s oldest surviving music hall.
Takes place every Saturday from 11am. Lasts approximately 2 hours.
Glasgow’s Music Mile
From the site of the late, lamented Apollo to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – the birthplace of Oasis – 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. Lasts approximately 2 hours.
Glasgow Music City Tours have had plenty of applause on TripAdvisor with a fantastic, combined rating of 5/5 from more than a hundred reviews. These are extracts from longer reviews:
‘Informative and entertaining tour. Bought this trip as a present for my Dad. Both him and my Mum thoroughly enjoyed the Merchant City Tour and would highly recommend it to others. Very informative and found some old venues that they didn’t know existed or had forgotten about. Excellent gift.’ Rating 5/5
‘An excellent tour guided by exceedingly knowledgeable people. Loved the Panopticon and Barrowland information especially. Definitely one to recommend.’ Rating 5/5
‘Both tours excellent. We have now done both the Merchant City and Music Mile tours and enjoyed both greatly. Music Mile has excellent stories about the long lamented Apollo which are worth the ticket price alone! Enjoyed the stop for a refreshment in Nice ‘N’ Sleazy and of course the legendary King Tut’s! Great for Glaswegians and tourists, be great to take friends and family visiting the city. A must!’ Rating 5/5
These walking tours of Glasgow’s music scene make amazing gifts. With validity stretching to the 4th of August 2018 they could also be used for birthdays, graduation rewards or simply as a Christmas present for the music fan in your life.
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.