A pop-rock band that has sold over seven million albums worldwide has announced they'll be heading to Suffolk.

Deacon Blue is the Scottish group behind two number-one albums in the late 80s and mid-90s: When The World Knows Your Name and the compilation Our Town. 

With five UK top 30 hits from their first hit album, the band is one of the most famous to hail from Scotland and will be bringing its newest tour, All The Old 45s - The Very Best of Deacon Blue, to Newmarket on August 16.

East Anglian Daily Times: Deacon Blue will perform at Newmarket Racecourse in AugustDeacon Blue will perform at Newmarket Racecourse in August (Image: Cameron Brisbane)

READ MORE: Newmarket Nights announces first headliner for 2024 season

Deacon Blue, in a statement announcing their Newmarket date, said: "Since we released our greatest hits, we’ve had an amazing time touring arenas across the UK and can’t wait to bring our live show to Newmarket Nights.

"Summer shows are always very special for us – see you there!"

Sophie Able, general manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said: "Deacon Blue is renowned for their incredible live shows and we can’t wait to welcome them to Newmarket Nights on Friday 16th August."

Tickets will be on sale at 9am on Friday, March 1 via The Jockey Club website, with a presale available to customers from 9am on Wednesday, February 28.