Sunday 17 December 2017

Dolores O'Riordan postpones new band D.A.R.K.'s Irish gig two weeks ahead of headline show

Dolores O'Riordan's new band D.A.R.K. was scheduled to play Whelan's in Dublin on May 16.

The band released a statement to their fans on Monday morning.

It read: “To all our fans we are so sorry to announce that we have to postpone our forthcoming tour until September due to the last minute unavailability of our lead guitarist and the deferral of the release of our debut album until late August.

"All tickets already purchased will be valid for the relevant rescheduled shows in September. For those of you who cannot make it to our rescheduled shows full refunds will be given. We sincerely regret this and hope to see you at our shows in September.”


The Whelan's gig is being re-scheduled to Monday 19 September.

D.A.R.K. is a collaboration between Dolores O’Riordan, Andy Rourke and Olé Koretsky.

The band’s roots lie in a New York DJ-mixing collaboration formed between Andy and Olé, after they met gigging in Washington DC, and incorporates their love of electronica and new wave.

Andy Rourke - best known as the inimitable bass player in The Smiths - has also worked with Pretenders, Ian Brown, Sinead O’Connor and Badly Drawn Boy.

Olé Koretsky, is a little known songwriter, producer and DJ based in New York.

After a couple of years’ experimentation and laying down tracks in their home studios, a chance meeting between Andy and the former The Cranberries singer, Dolores, resulted in the singer asking him what he was working on.

They began sharing tracks and ideas via email and dropbox, building on Andy and Olé’s original demos and, in a couple of instances, Dolores completely re-imagining some of the songs.

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