Monday 26 September 2016

Texas announce headline show at The Olympia Theatre this November - and we have first two tickets to give away

Published 24/08/2015 | 08:50

Sharleen Spiteri. Photo: David Conachy
Sharleen Spiteri. Photo: David Conachy

Texas have just announced they'll play a headline show at The Olympia Theatre on November 11.

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The band has been together 25 years and lead singer Sharleen Spiteri has noticed a brand new batch of younger fans attending the shows.

During the promotion for The Conversation, Texas’s last platinum-starred album, she noticed them tweeting how much they loved it.

She wondered why, before working it out.

"At the height of Texas, when we were all over the radio, the twentysomethings that come to see our shows now were the little kids on the school run hearing us all the time," she says.

"We are to them what Fleetwood Mac were to me. We’ve never been a cool band, we’ve never been an uncool band. Texas? Aye, we know them. We’re there, we’re always there. Then we have these peaks. You really appreciate them so much.’

So it seems 25 years of Texas has all been worth it in the end. ‘There has to be moments where you can’t get arrested. It’s good for you. But if you can get to that next bit, which we seem to have got to, then who knows where it might take us?

"At this stage we’re on a big step and all is good, the music sounds better than it’s ever done so let’s see where we go from here. The plan is that this will lead onto a big Texas, all-singing, all-dancing, get ready to put your hands in the air journey."

Tickets priced from €34.50 incl. booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am from ticketmaster.

We have tickets to give away here on Facebook from 12 noon Monday August 24.

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