Tuesday 23 January 2018

Boomtown Rats to play gig at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in December

Bob Geldof performs with the Boomtown Rats on main stage at Electric Picnic. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Bob Geldof performs with the Boomtown Rats on main stage at Electric Picnic. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Bob Geldof
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

LEGENDARY Irish band the Boomtown Rats have announced they will play a gig in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Sunday December 6th.

The band, formed in Dublin in 1975, recently played at the Electric Picnic festival.

Speaking about the band’s decision to return to the stage, Bob Geldof said:

“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. 

“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.”

Tickets are priced from €39 and go on sale on Thursday September 24th at 9am.

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