Sunday 19 November 2017

WATCH: Bono sends congrats to Irish band PictureHouse ahead of 21st anniversary show

President Michael D Higgins also sent a letter of support

Bono sends best wishes to PictureHouse
Bono sends best wishes to PictureHouse
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Bono has sent a video message of support to Irish band PictureHouse on their 21st anniversary.

The Dublin band, fronted by Dave Browne, are gearing up for their anniversary show at the National Concert Hall tonight.

Bono filmed a short message for the band which he sent to them today.

"Twenty one years, twenty-one years!" says Bono.  "You know it just feels like... 21 years actually!  Dave, here in Chicago myself and the lads sending you all the very best.  Much better being the last band standing I would say.  Very glad you're still around!"

The band also received a letter of support from President Michael D Higgins.

"I am delighted to send my best wishes to PictureHouse as you celebrate your 21st anniversary," he wrote.

Michael D Higgins' letter of support to Picture House
Michael D Higgins' letter of support to Picture House

"Here in Ireland we are very proud of your great musical tradition.  PictureHouse has played an important role in their many years of bringing the joy of music to festivals and events across the country, ensuring the joy of music continues to be brought into the heart of the community".

He sent the band his "warmest congratulations and most sincere good wishes".

Dave Browne of PictureHouse
Dave Browne of PictureHouse

PictureHouse are best know for hits including Heavenly Day, Sunburst and Everybody Loves My Girl.

They have just released a compilation of songs from around the period of their first two albums including Sunburst and Somebody Somewhere.  Titled How Can I Explain How this Came to Be? it's out now on vinyl and digital.

They will be supported by Songs in the Key of D choir at the National Concert Hall gig tonight.  Tickets are on sale from www.picturehouse.ie/tickets

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