FOR many The Wedding Present provided the soundtrack to growing up in the late 80s and early 90s.

The Leeds-based indie legends, founded by frontman David Gedge, are now about to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their singles and radio sessions collection, Tommy, with a UK-wide tour.

And they have listed the MacArts in Galashiels among the dates.

The Wedding Present formed in 1985 becoming firm favourites on the northern live scene.

Their debut album, George Best, is rightly regarded as one of the definitive releases of the decade, featuring singles such as

Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft, My Favourite Dress and Nobody's Twisting Your Arm.

And it still features in many industry magazine's best albums charts.

Prior to the highly-successful follow-up studio album, Bizarro, being released two years later in 1989, the collection Tommy hit the shelves.

And the forthcoming tour will feature many of those early-days hits.

A spokesman told us: "Fans can expect to hear tracks from the compilation, as well as favourites from across the band’s career."

The MacArts show on Tuesday, December 11, will be the second time the band have played Galashiels.

Gedge and co headlined a benefit gig at the Volunteer Hall in 1993.

The Wedding Present have had 18 UK Top 40 hit singles either side of a hiatus between 1998 and 2002.

And since reforming 16 years ago they have enjoyed sell-out tours all over the world as well as playing at some of the biggest festivals.

Tickets for the Tommy tour date on Tuesday, December 11, priced at £20, are now on sale from the MacArts box office on 01896 756852.