Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Editors to play Dolan's Warehouse in October

ONE OF the biggest UK bands of recent years is to play an exclusive show in Dolan’s Warehouse this October, the Limerick Leader can reveal.

Birmingham based indie band Editors, who have sold several million copies of their debut albums The Back Room and An End Has A Start - which went to number one in the UK charts in 2007 - are to play just three gigs in Ireland in October, in Belfast, Dublin and Limerick.

This is another significant coup for the Alphonsus Street venue that has seen The Charlatans, Roisin Murphy and Franz Ferdinand all play in recent months.

Editors are to release their third and latest album just before the tour kicks off, ‘In This Light and On This Evening’, one that is set to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

“We are delighted to announce that Editors are coming to play in October,” said Grainne Aspell, general manager in Dolan’s, adding that the gig was only confirmed in the last couple of days. “They have a new album out in September and this will be the only gig they play south of Dublin. The new album is rumoured to be their best yet so it is going to be great - they are only doing three gigs and we are one, so obviously word is spreading about Limerick, where people know and love their music.”

The news is extremely positive for Limerick based music fans - and those across the Mid West - more accustomed to seeing higher-profile bands merely playing in Dublin and ignoring the rest of the country, and is also a sign that Dolan’s are indeed strengthening their reputation among such acts.

“Absolutely, and also a good gig in these recessionary times will always pick you up,” commented Grainne.

Tickets for the gig, which takes place on October 9, go on sale this Friday, priced at a reasonable €27, inclusive of booking fee(Ticketmaster tickets will differ). For more see
*** Also announced recently is that Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are to play two shows in Ireland in July, one in Dolan's Warehouse. They will be showcasing material from their forthcoming album, which will be released the same weekend that they play at Electric Picnic.

Demand will be considerable for these gigs (July 28 Limerick - 29th Cork School of Music) so get cracking here if you want to go along.
The album will feature 11 new tracks including a guest appearance by Alex Skolnick
from Metal legends Testament and it has been mixed by Colin Richardson (Slipknot/Sepultura). See here for more info on the duo.


Ciarán said...

is €27 reasonable? yikes. Good scoop for Dolan's in fairness, but not my cup of scald.

Alan Owens said...

Yeah, bit of a throwaway comment on my part in fairness, but Franz and Roisin M etc were in the 30-odd bracket. In fairness if it is your cup of scald, 27 yo-yos ain't half bad. Tickets for their Birmingham show (which may be indicative of the rest of their shows) are going at 30 sterling (inc fees) which is a lot more than 27 euro..

IndieLimerick said...

Sold out, got mine though :)