The Boomtown Rats follow Isle of Wight slot with 2013 UK tour announcement
Reformed Irish new-wave icons return with headline shows throughout the autumn, tickets on sale now
With a triumphant appearance at a major festival just behind them - Isle of Wight - and two others on the horizon (Live at the Marquee in Cork and Devon's Chagstock Festival 2013), The Boomtown Rats are on a high at the moment. Original members Garry Roberts, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe and frontman and voice Bob Geldof must be bathing in praise as Twitter heralded the band's comeback at IOW last weekend, with the band themselves remarking that the island festival was 'amazing'.
After July has gone, it's back to business or rather, it's "Back To Boomtown", the title of their forthcoming greatest hits album. Due for release on 5th August, the 15-song album follows up the catalogue re-issues a few years back and includes the #1 hit-singles "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays", plus Top 10 smashes "Like Clockwork", "Someone's Looking At You" and "Banana Republic", as well as the earlier "Lookin' After Number One" and "She's So Modern". As well as the classics, they've written two new songs, also included and sure to be a feature at future shows.
Naturally, where there are greatest hits, there will follow some greatest gigs and you could soon be attending one of them. The Boomtown Rats will be touring the UK during the autumn, starting with Bournemouth on 22nd October, followed by Cambridge, Norwich, Camden and more until Birmingham on 6th November.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £24 upwards. Don't be surprised if these sell out sharpish.
- Sat 18th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsCivic Hall (Wolverhampton)Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsWulfrun Hall (Wolverhampton)Buy Tickets
- Sun 19th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy [Academy 1 & 2] (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Mon 20th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 ABC (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy 1 & 2 (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy 1 & 2 (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsThe Ritz (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsThe Engine Shed/ Platform (university of Lincoln) (Lincoln)Buy Tickets
- Tue 28th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsThe Assembly (Leamington Spa)Buy Tickets
- Wed 29th Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st Oct 2014 The Boomtown RatsPyramids Centre (Portsmouth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Nov 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Mon 3rd Nov 2014 The Boomtown RatsThe Junction [J1/ J2/ J3] (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Tue 4th Nov 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy/ The Scholar [Leicester University] (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Thu 6th Nov 2014 The Boomtown RatsO2 Academy [The Opera House] (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Fri 7th Nov 2014 The Boomtown RatsThe Forum (Kentish Town)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Nov 2014 The Boomtown RatsGreat Hall (Exeter University) (Exeter)Buy Tickets