- The Waterboys
Anglo-Scottish-Irish rock-folk band initially formed in 1982 by Mike Scott, Anto Thistlethwaite, Karl Wallinger and Roddy Lorimer (the last three having now left). Wallinger left to form World Party in 1985, to be replaced by Steve Wickham.
In the early to mid 80s, they were part of a movement created mainly by Scott called 'The Big Music' along with similar acts such as Hothouse Flowers, In Tua Nua and The Alarm. This term also titled an early single and drove the sound of the successful "This Is The Sea" album (and popular single "Whole Of The Moon").
In the late 80s, the band migrated to Ireland and discovered folk, releasing "Fisherman's Blues" and "Room To Roam".
The band returned to its early roots on 1993's "Dream Harder" and 2000's "A Rock In A Weary Land" before releasing the critically-acclaimed 2015 set "Modern Blues" which became their highest-placed album since "Fisherman's Blues" in 1988 .
In 2010, Mike Scott presented the poetry-music show, "An Appointment With Mr Yeats".
Key Waterboys songs include: "A Girl Called Johnny", "Pagan Place", "Whole Of The Moon", "If Ye Go Away" and "Glastonbury Song".
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Events for The Waterboys
- Thu 26th Apr 2018 The WaterboysPavilion Theatre (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Fri 27th Apr 2018 The WaterboysLondon Palladium (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sun 29th Apr 2018 The WaterboysThe Corn Exchange (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Mon 30th Apr 2018 The WaterboysColosseum (Watford)Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st May 2018 The WaterboysSt David's Hall (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Wed 2nd May 2018 The WaterboysG-Live (Guildford)Buy Tickets
- Fri 4th May 2018 The WaterboysTheatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th May 2018 The WaterboysBarbican Centre (York)Buy Tickets
- Sun 6th May 2018 The WaterboysNew Theatre (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Tue 8th May 2018 The WaterboysThe Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Wed 9th May 2018 The WaterboysVictoria Theatre (Halifax)Buy Tickets
- Thu 10th May 2018 The WaterboysHull City Hall (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Sat 12th May 2018 The WaterboysDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 13th May 2018 The WaterboysWarwick Arts Centre (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 The WaterboysPlayhouse (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Sat 30th Jun 2018 The WaterboysBarrowland Ballroom (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st Aug 2018 Heritage Live Summer Concerts, Van Morrison, The Waterboys, ...Wrest Park - Silsoe (Bedfordshire)Buy Tickets