Come on again

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COMEBACK tours are all the rage these days (see above).

From sugary pop groups and boybands to fan-boy favourites, it seems that every band with at least one hit under their belt is jumping on the, er, bandwagon.

This week, it’s the turn of 70s and 80s soul ensemble Dexys Midnight Runners – just Dexys this time, if you please.

The band which will forever be remembered for Come On Eileen (and one or two other tracks, ed.) arrive in Glasgow on Sunday as part of their revival tour – but it has to be said, the group don’t appear to be cashing in on their former fame.

Rather than a run of old favourites to spur on dedicated fans, this tour is to promote new album, One Day I’m Going to Soar, their first in 27 years.

Dexys have already teased their public in a thoroughly modern way, releasing the first two minutes of the album — from the fittingly-named song, Now — online.

It has all the workings of the group’s original appeal — grooving piano, cello and frontman Kevin Rowland’s recognisable voice laid over it.

Of course, the verdict is in the hands of fans, who might need to snap up a ticket fast for this intimate gig at the Cottier theatre.

n Dexys play the westend venue on Sunday. Doors open 7pm and tickets cost £25, available from 357 4000.