The Boomtown Rats follow Isle of Wight slot with 2013 UK tour announcement
Posted: 17th June 2013
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.
- Fri 2nd Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown Cardiff University Students Union [Solus/ CF10/ Great Hall/ Y Plas] (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Tue 6th Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown London Palladium (Westminster) Buy Tickets
- Wed 7th Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown Brighton Dome/ Concert Hall (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Mon 19th Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown O2 Ritz (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Wed 21st Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown The Dome/ Grand Central Hall (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Mon 26th Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown Barbican Centre (York) Buy Tickets
- Wed 28th Oct 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown Birmingham Town Hall (Birmingham) Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Nov 2020 The Boomtown Rats The Sage (Gateshead) Buy Tickets
- Wed 4th Nov 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown The Old Fruit Market (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Mon 9th Nov 2020 The Boomtown Rats Cheltenham Town Hall (Cheltenham) Buy Tickets
- Wed 18th Nov 2020 The Boomtown Rats : Citizens of Boomtown The Corn Exchange (Cambridge) Buy Tickets