Friday 23 February 2018

Boomtown Rats heading to Cork Opera House for Cork Guinness Jazz Festival

Boomtown Rats
Boomtown Rats
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Boomtown Rats will play Cork Opera House on October 22 as part of the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival which runs October 22-26.

The band, which formed in Dublin 1975 and went on to bag a string of top ten hits, platinum albums, BRIT awards, Ivor Novellos and Grammys,  returns to Cork after a stunning Live at the Marquee gig in 2013.

Of the band's decision to tour again, Bob says, “Age, curiosity and cash prompted our interest in getting together again. Curiosity about each other and what we did together in the ’70’ and 80’s.  Curiosity about those songs that seem to have endured and the music and band that powered them," says Bob.

"When I sang again Rat Trap, Looking After No 1, Mondays, Someone’s Looking At You, Banana Republic, She’s So Modern etc, there was nothing I would change.  On re-hearing, on re-singing them I understood that they could have been written yesterday.  The circumstances within which they were written hadn’t changed.

"Tragically and unfortunately I could sing those words with utter conviction. This isn’t nostalgia, rather perhaps a time to be angry again.  Time to go back to Boomtown.  If only for a short while…”

Tickets*: €35  (Standing gig). Over 18s. 

(*Booking fee applies to online and phone sales)

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