Wet Wet Wet - Back in the Park!
Scotland’s biggest band, Wet Wet Wet have announced they are to perform a one-off concert in Glasgow to mark their 25th anniversary.
The hometown concert by the band will take place on Friday 20 July 2012 at Glasgow Green making it the Wets’ first show in nearly five years.
During the announcement at Glasgow City Chambers Wet Wet Wet performed ‘Temptation’ from their first album as well as two number ones in the shape of ‘Goodnight Girl’, and the record breaking ‘Love Is All Around’.
It will be an emotional return to the east end of Glasgow for the band (Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell, and Marti Pellow) who hosted a huge concert at Glasgow Green in 1989, an event still held in reverence throughout the country.
Exactly twenty five years ago this week in 1987, the debut single from Wet Wet Wet ‘Wishing I Was Lucky’ was working its way up the UK charts. It would be the first of 27 massive hits throughout their phenomenal career during which they have sold in excess of 15 million records and featured in the UK official singles and albums charts for an immense 508 cumulative weeks.
Graeme Clark said “Glasgow's where it all started for us and playing there is always special.” and band mate Tommy Cunningham added “It was a major honour and career highlight when we took to the stage at Glasgow Green some 20 years ago. We feel humbled and even more honoured to have that opportunity again.”
“We’re going out to celebrate our career in the homeland with friends and to do it on this scale some 25 years after it started is amazing.” Neil Mitchell continued whilst Marti Pellow nicely concluded “I love singing with Wet Wet Wet. To get to play all those classic pop songs in my hometown will make it a special day for the fans and us.”
Demand is expected to be high for the outdoor concert, organised by event promoters CK Events in association with the Glasgow Show, being held at Glasgow Green the weekend of the concert.
Lord Provost Robert Winter stated “The Glasgow Show is always a great weekend in the city’s summer calendar – and the addition of a homecoming gig by one of Scotland’s favourite bands can only make it bigger and better. Wet Wet Wet are guaranteed to get the weekend off to a great start and I’m sure thousands of fans still have wonderful memories of their last visit to Glasgow Green.”