Legendary funk 'n soul band Average White Band have announced they will tour Scotland 'for one last time' next year.

Best known for their million-selling instrumental track 'Pick Up the Pieces' and their albums AWB and Cut the Cake, Average White Band had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. 

The band will perform four dates across Scotland in May 2024 as they bring the curtain down on a career that has spanned more than five decades.

'Lets Go Round Again one last time...' will see the band take to the stage at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Aberdeen Music Hall, Perth Concert Hall and at Edinburgh's Usher Hall. 

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Founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre still lead the way in a formidable line-up - which includes some of America’s finest soul musicians and soloists. 

Speaking about the "highly emotional" last tour, Gorrie said: "AWB has been our life for the last 50-plus years and has brought unbelievable highs – and some lows – to us throughout that tumultuous half century, touring the globe and seeing the millions of happy and friendly faces that have greeted us wherever we have performed.

"That it’s finally coming to an end is going to mean a highly emotional tour next year, but one which will mean we bow out at the top level, thanks in great part to the wonderful five American ‘soul brothers’ who have been our band members for the last many years, and who are some of the best soloists and singers you could find on the planet.

“As a final tour of the United Kingdom, this will be a joyous (but bittersweet) trip through our roots, our history and our love affair with all of the UK since 1972, when we first stuck our toes in the waters of home-spun Soul and R&B, taking it to the rest of the world and to success we could hardly have imagined back then.

"Please join us in a final celebration of that journey, and to a last hurrah of epic proportions with your presence and your aye-ready appreciation!"

Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am here