Don't let the garish neon sign fool you -- the Barrlowland Ballroom is not a cheesy casino but rather one of Glasgow's leading music venues, found in the city's steadily gentrifying East End. The former 1960s dancehall has traded in sock-hops for rock shows, with its sprung floors and ace acoustics providing a backdrop for bigger musical acts, from Robbie Williams to the Pixies.
Address: 244 Gallowgate
Country Code: GB
Post Code: G4 0TT
Phone Number: 0141 552 4601
The Doors Alive
Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew. Expect renditions of classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When the Music's Over' and 'Riders on the Storm'. The band recreate the sounds of the 60s using the same instruments that the Doors used in their heyday, including a Gibson G101, the Fender Rhodes Bass and a vintage Gibson S.G Guitar.
Circus of Horrors
Circus show featuring rock music, comedy and more.
Echo & The Bunnymen
Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.
Skewed take on the indie format from frontman and multi-instrumentalist E, currently on magnificent malcontent form.
Birmingham reggae band still touring with a reduced line-up.
Ocean Colour Scene
The epitome of the Britpop/rock mod revivalist movement.
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox
Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.
Midge Ure: Voice and Visions Tour
Midge Ure & Band Electronica celebrate 40 years since the release of Ultravox's Rage In Eden and Quartet albums.
Celtic Connections, Kacy and Clayton, Hannah Read, Kokoroko, Ryan Bingham, Pictish Trail, Rozi Plain, Avi Kaplan
Indie power pop trio from Kilmarnock.
The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.
The Twilight Sad
Melancholic soaring sounds from indie rock band Twilight Sad.
Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.
Veteran 80s Glaswegian band return with new music.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Soul band led by the indie rock singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado.
Welsh rock band who have released ten studio albums, twelve compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles. In 2017, the band announced the compilation The Best of Feeder featuring all the previous singles from their career, as well a mini-album of new material within called Arrow.
Glaswegian trio with the knees-up indie anthems.
Peter Hook & the Light
New Order's inimitable bassist fronts his own band to perform NO's back catalogue.
The genre-defying, groundbreaking Mael brothers take their dramatic glam-pop sound on tour.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Cult Canadian stately sonic sculptors.
Stiff Little Fingers
Ireland's favourite delinquent punk sons.
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
One of Scotland's greatest rock bands is back to celebrate their 30 year-long career and wow fans once again.
Post-punk politicists from London.
Twin Atlantic are an alternative rock band from Glasgow. ‘Transparency’ is Sam McTrusty spilling his guts on everything from marriage, male friendship and the absurdity of social media to parenthood, medication and his mum. Written in strained circumstances and recorded remotely with Sam’s mate and mentor Jacknife Lee, the album arrived more by accident than design when the world went into lockdown in Spring 2020. For an album made quietly in lockdown, Transparency is begging to be played loud and live. Bold, adventurous, and a load of fun. This is just the start of a new era for Twin Atlantic.
Watch out, the gang's all back together. Madchester nostalgia reigns as the original line-up of The Happy Mondays returns.
Session bassist who has played with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Miguel and punk band Suicidal Tendencies and therefore laughs in the face of musical boundaries when it comes to his solo work.
Elvis-fronted Nirvana tribute combining rock'n'roll with grunge.
Esoteric four-piece from Cambridge touring their new album third album, Relaxer, which features the singles --and radio staples -- '3WW', 'In Cold Blood' and 'Adeline'.
Insane Championship Wrestling
Hardcore wrestling for those who aren't fazed by the use of thumbtacks, baseball bats or staple guns as weapons. As the title implies, not for the sane.
Run The Jewels
American hip hop duo consisting of rappers Killer Mike and El-P.
Fat Freddy's Drop
Seven-piece New Zealand outfit mixing up dub, reggae, jazz, techno and soul with funky abandon.
Big beat duo made up of Andy Cato and Tom Findlay.
Aka Brighton electronica artist and remixer Joseph Mount and his band who play breezy intelligent indie pop.
Sublime, indie dream pop from this Baltimore duo.
Sharon Van Etten
Indie-rock/folk from the Brooklyn singer/guitarist.
Grungey garage sounds from Brooklyn quartet.
Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania hard rockers fronted by Lzzy Hale.
Scouse sonic wayfarers with an abundance of top retro sounds.
Veteran gothic rockers from Leeds, still travelling down that dusty road we call 'touring'.
Band of Horses
Rootsy indie-rock quintet from South Carolina.
Gang of Youths
American-born British singer and songwriter who won both the Brit Award for Rising Star and the BBC Music Award for Introducing Artist of the Year in 2019.
Tones And I
American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst.
Experimental folk band whose music is inspired by runic inscriptions and texts from the Bronze, Iron and Viking ages.
Scottish alternative folk rock band formed in Glasgow in 2009.
Elephant Sessions 10th Anniversary with special guests Flook
The Dead South and support
With all band members hailing from the Hebridean Isles of Tiree and South Uist, the music and culture that they were raised in remains a pure and refreshing trademark in the sound of Trail West.
Beartooth, Motionless In White
The Saw Doctors
Celtrock knees-up with one of Ireland's most successful bands.
Geordie indie rock band fronted by Paul Smith.
Philadelphia indie punk rock poets signed to Epitaph.
The Pretty Reckless
Father John Misty
Metalcore mixed with old school punk.
Indie rockers from South Yorkshire.
Swedish punk band.
The Elephant Sessions
Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation. Exploding onto the indie folk scene to unparalleled effect with their last album All We Have Is Now, the band have since appeared at some of the world’s most notable venues and festivals. Winning multiple awards in 2018, releasing their third album in 2019 and returning from their Australian Tour at the beginning of 2020, the band planned to again head out on the road to perform a few dates across the UK. Then came lockdown. It takes more than a worldwide pandemic to stop this band though! With help from Creative Scotland, Elephant Sessions filmed their Lockdown Special in late 2020 in Ironworks in Inverness. This went on to be one of the most viewed events of the Celtic Connections 2021 online festival. Watch out for this band – they have transformed traditional music!
The Manchester-formed four-piece offer up a glittering alt.pop performance.
Sweeping and ethereal guitar-driven indie rock by the platinum-selling four-piece from Glasgow head out on their 10th anniversary tour.
Hundred Reasons, Hell Is for Heroes
Meshuggah, Zeal and Ardor
The Pretty Reckless
Bullet for My Valentine
Declan Welsh And The Decadent West
Indie ensemble hailing from East Kilbride, Scotland.
Post-hardcore from the Canadian five-piece.
Punk/ska four-piece from LA.
Editors - Sonic Wave Closing Party
King King, Glenn Tilbrook
Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.
Sam Ryder is an English singer and songwriter who began his career in the hard rock and metal circuits, fronting groups like the Morning After and Blessed by a Broken Heart before starting a solo career as a pop artist. Wielding his versatile and dynamic vocal range, he parlayed an unexpected bout of viral success into a major-label deal and debuted in early 2021 with powerful pop-driven singles like "Whirlwind" and "More." They were included on his first EP, The Sun's Gonna Rise, before the end of the year.
Pop-rock sextet from London.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Psychedelic scuzz rock in the Mary Chain tradition, now internationally notorious after being chronicled in the warts-and-all rock doc Dig!.