The View promise homecoming Dundee gig will be ‘mayhem’

Dundee rockers The View said they can’t wait to cause “proper mayhem” in their homecoming gig next month.

The band will be playing the Caird Hall on December 1 as part of their Hats Off to the Buskers tour.

The upcoming gig, which sold out in 15 minutes, will pay homage to their platinum selling first album “made in Dundee for Dundonians”.

An early shot of The View: Peter Reilly, Kyle Falconer, Kieren Webster and Darren Rennie. Drummer Steven Morrison, not pictured

The chart-topping album shifted 319,000 copies in 2007 and propelled the band to a global audience.

Speaking to the Tele, bass guitarist Kieren Webster said the lads can’t wait to go back and play hits including Wasted Little DJs and Superstar Tradesman.

Kieren said: “It’s going to be amazing — we’re all looking forward to it. The whole tour for Hat’s Off has been great, playing all the songs from that.

The View bassist Kieren Webster

“We’re going to have a break next year and then we’ll come back with a new album.

“Kyle (Falconer) is doing his solo stuff and then we’ll be back in about a year.

“It’s been non-stop for us for probably the last 10 years.

“We’ve just went from tour to tour, album to album.

“You look at any band in the UK and we’ve probably played more gigs than just about anybody.

“This gig will be the perfect end to the tour — we couldn’t have timed it any better.

“It’s weird to think that Hats Off is 10 years old.

“That was an album made in Dundee, for Dundonians.

“I’m sure this gig is going to quite special, quite emotional.

“There’s loads of things that I still want to do.

“I’d love to go back to Japan, they absolutely loved us over there. We did two tours there, two gigs in Tokyo and it was absolutely amazing.

“It’s great playing in places off the beaten track like Russia, Brazil, China.

“A lot of bands are going to these places now, it’s brilliant.

“The Caird Hall is sold out and I think it’s only second to our first big show there in the time it took to sell out.

“I think the tickets went in 15 minutes.

“I’m sure it’s going to be proper mayhem.”

The band will also play a concert in Glasgow, which will be their last gig on the Buskers tour.

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