The Waterboys to perform in Scunthorpe next month

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Edinburgh rock band, The Waterboys, are set to hit the road again with their latest tour which comes to the region next month.

The Waterboys will perform at the Baths Hall theatre in Scunthorpe on Tuesday, August 5.

The band formed 30 years ago by Mike Scott and became famous for their powerful live performances and majestic alternative rock albums such as A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit The Whole Of The Moon.

After the recruitment of Irish fiddle maestro Steve Wickham, the band created their million-selling Fisherman’s Blues album, on which Scott’s original and unusual songwriting was merged with older musics - country, trad, blues and gospel - to electrifying effect.

Since then The Waterboys have continued to make genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world’s finest live acts.

Their 2011 album An Appointment With Mr Yeats, a collection of lyrics by Ireland’s greatest poet turned into contemporary rock songs, was rapturously received by critics and audiences alike.

In 2012 Scott’s memoir Adventures Of A Waterboy was published to similar acclaim.

Tickets for the show are on sale now priced £29.50 (booking fee may apply) from The Box Office, call 0844 8542776 or visit www.bathshall.co.uk