- 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".
Events for The Waterboys
- Sat 14th Aug 2021 Van Morrison, The Waterboys Audley End (Saffron Walden) Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Oct 2021 The Waterboys Regent Theatre (Ipswich) Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Oct 2021 The Waterboys Barbican Centre (York) Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Oct 2021 The Waterboys City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Oct 2021 The Waterboys Globe Theatre (Stockton-on-Tees) Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Oct 2021 The Waterboys De La Warr Pavilion (Sussex) Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Oct 2021 The Waterboys Pavilion Theatre (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Oct 2021 The Waterboys St David's Hall (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Oct 2021 The Waterboys The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Thu 21st Oct 2021 The Waterboys G-Live (Guildford) Buy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Oct 2021 The Waterboys Bath Forum (Bath) Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Oct 2021 The Waterboys Roundhouse (Camden) Buy Tickets
- Mon 25th Oct 2021 The Waterboys The Philharmonic Hall (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Wed 27th Oct 2021 The Waterboys The Sage (Gateshead) Buy Tickets