Saturday, May 23, 2020

Citizens of Boomtown: The Story of the Boomtown Rats

Watch it here...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jjr5/citizens-of-boomtown-the-story-of-the-boomtown-rats

With guests including Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Dave Stewart, Jools Holland, David Mallet and Sting, as well as music writers, photographers and historians, this film explores the musical and social legacy of Ireland's first rock superstars The Boomtown Rats, who changed their own lives, helped to change Ireland and, with Bob Geldof's Live Aid, changed the world.

In this entertaining, dramatic and absorbing film, director Billy McGrath digs deep into the bands history and remarkable songbook and highlights the key moments of its huge success and subsequent fall in 1985. And after over 30 years, why did the band regroup in 2013?

Friday, March 13, 2020

Citizens of Boomtown

The new LP.  Out Now! 



And it broke into the top 50 LPs in the UK chart

26.03.2020 CITIZENS OF BOOMTOWN #48

Better still #11 in Physical Chart...

https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/physical-albums-chart/20200320/2/

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020 Year of The Rat Dates

SUN 1 Mar 2020 Great British Alternative Festival Minehead, Somerset
FRI 2 Oct 2020 Cardiff University Great Hall
TUE 6 Oct 2020 London Palladium
WED 7 Oct 2020 Brighton Dome
MON 19 Oct 2020 Manchester O2 Ritz
WED 21 Oct 2020 Liverpool Grand Central Hall
MON 26 Oct 2020 York Barbican
WED 28 Oct 2020 Birmingham Town Hall
TUE 3 Nov 2020 Sage, Gateshead
WED 04 Nov 2020 Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
MON 09 Nov 2020 Cheltenham Town Hall
WED 18 Nov 2020 Cambridge Corn Exchange