Dance fans in for treat as Utah Saints head north for two gigs

The Utah Saints are heading to Shetland. Click on image to enlarge.

One of the UK’s most important electronic acts of the last 20 years heads north this weekend to entertain dance fans in Shetland with two shows.

Utah Saints will headline a gig for Klub Revolution at Baroc’s premises in Lerwick on Friday night and will also play the Burra Hall on Saturday night.

The dance duo originally hit the big time in the early 1990s with their brand of sample-based anthems proving popular with ravers and rock fans alike, so much so that they even found themselves opening for U2 on their huge Zooropa tour.

Hits such as Believe In Me, What Can You Do For Me and Something Good helped Utah Saints to sell over a million singles and become chart favourites for much of the first half of the 90s.

Utah Saints disappeared from the public eye towards the end of the 90s to concentrate on production and remix work for other artists such as James, Stone Roses and even Girls Aloud.

A Ministry of Sound remix of Something Good in 2008 saw the Utah Saints return with a bang to the UK dance scene, and the track went on to become the biggest selling single of that year.

The major success of Something Good ’08 meant that the Utah Saints were back in demand as a live act, and the last couple of years have seen them booked solid around the world including two sell-out shows in Shetland on their last trip here in 2008.

Tickets for the gig at Klub Revolution, which is for over-18s only, are on sale now, priced at £10, from Baroc on Commercial Street, while the Burra date will be pay at the door and is open to over-16s. ID is required on entry to both dates.


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