A BAND who has penned and sung songs about Celtic will play a show in Glasgow's East End.

Johnny Mac and the Faithful will perform at the city's St Luke's on March 5.

The group is fronted by well-know singer-songwriter John McLaughlin who also wrote songs for boyband 911 in the 1990s.

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The new Glasgow show comes ahead of Johnny Mac and the Faithful support slot for rocker Rod Stewart at the Hydro on November 26 to 30.

He invited the band on his tour after he stumbled across them while watching Celtic TV.

Rod previously revealed he heard the music to one of the band's songs on the channel and set out to find out who they were.

Rod previously said: "I was watching the boys coming out to train on Celtic television. There was a backing track, no vocal, just an instrumental. I was looking for who wrote it. I turned it into a song called Julia on the last album.

“We searched for a year. It turned out to be Johnny Mac and a friendship was born. He said he had a band and he’d like to do more gigs.

“I said, ‘Right, you’re on the tour. You’re going to be playing to 30,000 a night’. He’s been magnificent – best opening act I’ve ever had.”

Tickets for the new Glasgow show go on sale on Friday at 10 am.