Three members of the classic line-up of the Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown, Stuart Wood and Alan Longmuir, have announced that they are reforming the band.
The band have lined up their first show at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on December 20 with the possibility that additional dates at the venue could be added.
The Bay City Rollers have also hinted at the release of a new single, Boomerang, along with other new music and a potential world tour.
“You think we’re doing it for money but we’re doing it for the glory of Scotland and the glory of the tartan. Taking the Scottish name all around the globe. That’s what we’re doing it for, to see our fans again one more time,” McKeown said at a press conference on Tuesday in Glasgow, Scotland.
Drummer Derek Longmuir will not be part of the reunion; however, the other three members have left the door open for the return of Eric Faulkner who has been working as a folk musician.
The Bay City Rollers had their breakthrough hit, Keep on Dancing, in 1971, going to number 9 in the UK.
Their second hit didn’t come until 1974, Remember (Sha-La-La-La) but at the end of that year their debut album Rollin’ reached number one.
The band called it a day and split in 1978.