The Fire Engines are to get together again for a show aiming to raise funds for Leith Theatre.

The band’s first show in more than a decade is part of a Neu! Reekie! event, ‘Trainspotting turns 21 wi Irvine Welsh, The Fire Engines & Arthur Baker’ which will take place at the recently resurrected concert space, on August 11th.

The fundraiser for Leith Theatre Trust is billed as “one night only / ever” and as well as Irvine Welsh, who will, we’re told, “world-premiere new work with a Trainspotting pulse”.

Scottish post-punk legends The Fire Engines will reconvene for what may be the first time since their Tigerfest show at the Carnnegie Hall in 2006. The band, following their split in 1981, have got together on a few rare occasions, including for the recording of a split single with Franz Ferdinand and a support slot with The Magic Band, but this – possibly last show, again, ever – sees Davy Henderson take time away from his Sexual Objects guise to reform the band once more.

And internationally renowned DJ, producer and re-mixer Arthur Baker’s rare live appearance sees the Boston-born dance star make his Edinburgh debut following a lengthy career working with everyone from Bob Dylan and Al Green to Bruce Springsteen and New Order.

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