Sunday, December 06, 2015

Olympia, Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 6th December 2015

The Rats are playing a homecoming 40th anniversary gig on Sunday 6th December 2015.  Support from The Trouble Pilgrims aka The Radiators from Space playing their 1977 album TV Tube Heart in its entirety (all 33 minutes of it).

Last tickets remaining in the upper circle for 39 euro via Ticketmaster Ireland and doubtless other ticket agencies.




Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Night at The Opera - Thursday 22nd October 2015

The Rats will be appearing at The Cork Opera House on the Thursday 22nd October 2015 as part of the Guinness Jazz Festival.

Rats, Jazz, Opera! That statement ranks as the greatest oxymoron I have ever written!



Still a very good excuse to head to Cork where their last gig in a tent went down a storm.  The Opera House sounds like another interesting venue.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Electric Picnic, Laois, Ireland

Sold Out already, even before they added The Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band In The World!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Carfest South, Laverstoke Park Farm Hampshire, UK


They played


  • She's So Modern 
  • Like Clockwork 
  • (She's Gonna) Do You In 
  • I Don't Like Mondays 
  • Mary of the 4th Form 
  • Looking After No. 1 
  • Rat Trap 
  • The Boomtown Rats

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Imelda May Show

Imelda May was joined by The Boomtown Rats, For those in Ireland you can watch on RTÉ

For the rest of us, a couple of minutes from the show and a trailer...



Monday, August 03, 2015

Friedberg, Germany

They Played

  • (I Never Loved) Eva Braun 
  • Like Clockwork 
  • Neon Heart 
  • (She's Gonna) Do You In 
  • Someone's Looking at You 
  • Banana Republic 
  • She's So Modern 
  • I Don't Like Mondays 
  • Close as You'll Ever Be 
  • Mary of the 4th Form
  • Looking After No. 1 
  • Rat Trap 

Encore:

  • Diamond Smiles 
  • The Boomtown Rats 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Latitude, Suffolk, UK


They played

  • She's So Modern
  • Like Clockwork
  • (She's Gonna) Do You In
  • I Don't Like Mondays
  • Mary of the 4th Form
  • Looking After No. 1
  • Rat Trap
  • The Boomtown Rats
Noel Gallagher wouldn't let them play just before him nor let them do an encore.


Apologies for the length of this post, but it is one helluva poster!


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Let's Rock Bristol, Ashton Court, Bristol, UK

The Rats played an abridged set...

  • Mary of the 4th Form
  • Someone's Looking (At You)
  • Rat Trap
  • I Don't Like Mondays
  • Lookin' After No 1
  • She's So Modern
  • The Boomtown Rats
  • Like Clockwork
Other acts look like Hell on Earth..






Friday, June 05, 2015

Kivenlahti Rock Festival, Helsinki, Finland


They Played...


  • (I Never Loved) Eva Braun 
  • Like Clockwork 
  • Neon Heart 
  • (She's Gonna) Do You In 
  • Someone's Looking at You 
  • Banana Republic 
  • She's So Modern 
  • I Don't Like Mondays 
  • Close as You'll Ever Be 
  • Mary of the 4th Form / I Wanna Be Your Man / Boom Boom 
  • Looking After No. 1 
  • Rat Trap 

Encore of Me and Howard Hughes, Diamond Smiles and The Boomtown Rats in the setliste but were not played due to curfew.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany

Schlachthof translates as Slaughter House, which equates to Meat Factory, so most appropriate they ended the set with Rat Trap!




They played...

  • (I Never Loved) Eva Braun 
  • Like Clockwork 
  • Neon Heart 
  • (She's Gonna) Do You In 
  • Someone's Looking at You 
  • Banana Republic 
  • She's So Modern 
  • I Don't Like Mondays 
  • Close as You'll Ever Be 
  • Mary of the 4th Form 
  • Looking After No. 1 
  • Rat Trap 
Encore:
  • Diamond Smiles 
  • The Boomtown Rats 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday 28th May 2015 Swiss Festival Winterthur, Switzerland



Yep, the Legend was on stage, but I know nothing else about it.  Please post comments.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Nöjesfabriken Karlstad Sweden



If a picture paints a thousand words, then this video must be showing a million! 
In lieu of any reviews, just watch the first 2015 date from THE BOOMTOWN RATS!