Saturday, February 23, 2013

Irish Press Coverage

Lots of press coverage in Ireland at the moment,  nice to see the old Geldof back again being a pain.  Should shift a few tickets for the Cork date.

Short TV Interview.

Irish Times
Geldof pointed out that he had strong links to Leeside as it was where his father met his mother and where his sisters were born.
"Its over 30 years since the Rats formed but I would defy anyone to go through Banana Republic, Rat Trap or Looking After No 1, line by line and tell me that what we were singing about is still not pertinent and relevant today"

Irish Sun
Speaking to John Murray on RTE Radio One yesterday, Bob said: “I’m going to Australia in a couple of days and to Chicago tomorrow. And I guarantee you I’ll see queueing at the airports — very smart young Irish people who ain’t coming back. That is a grotesque tragedy.”

Cork Evening Echo
"It's time to perform the Rats songs again because of the climate that's in it. Those songs came out of specific social, economic and political conditions.  We knew that this country had betrayed its own people so that they couldnt provide a future for their own children viz us. And why were we quiet?"
"I never thought wed go back to the haemorrhaging of our own talent, never in a million years.  That's why I feel the songs we wrote back in the 1970s and 80s still have a pertinence today, I won't do pantomime. I'm not into nostalgia. I'm certainly not into pretending I'm 23 again but I can guarantee that when you hear those songs like Looking After Number One and Banana Republic, it'll be like 1979 again.  We've only been back together again for a couple of weeks and Ive forgotten most of the words so were learning them all off again but the  creative energy that comes from the people who wrote the songs performing them live is incredible"

Boomtown Rats to play Australia in May - Err no they didn't!

This didn't happen due to poor ticket sales.

A tour of Australia and New Zealand ahead of the dates in the UK and Ireland.

Monday 20th May 2013 - Brisbane, Australia
Tuesday 21st May 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Thursday 23rd May 2013 - Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 25th May 2013 - Auckland, New Zealand
Monday 27th May 2013 - Adelaide, Australia

Thursday 23rd May 2013 - Sydney Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia 
Saturday 25th May 2013 (Rearranged from Tuesday 28th May 2013) - Perth, Australia ~ Challenge Stadium, Stephenson Ave, Mt Claremont, WA 6010, Australia

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Live at The Marquee in July (Cork, not London)

The Boomtown Rats will play Live at the Marquee in Cork on Friday 5th July 2013

"The old town looks the same, as I step down from the train, and there to greet me is".er....I won't quote Phillo and say the boys are back in town or the Rats are back in Boomtown (but they are!), I'll just say we fancied getting up there and playing those songs again for the sheer joy of it and we hope some of you would like to hear them from the band that made them. Anyway it'll be good to be back and better to see everyone again!" - Bob Geldof

Tickets go on sale on Friday 22nd February 2013 at 9am