The Coronas play Boardmasters

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The Coronas are playing the Main Stage at Boardmasters on August 9th in Newquay, Cornwall

For more info see http://www.boardmasters.co.uk/

Dave’s blog – tired and happy from Perth

0011+-+The+CoronasHey everybody,
We’ve just arrived in Perth for the last gig of our Australia tour. It’s been amazing so far and also extremely tiring! 4 gigs in 4 days in 4 corners of Australia should b some kind of Olympic event, I don’t think I’ve gone so long without a night’s sleep! We’ve all dealt with it slightly differently, I’ve complained every time somebody wakes me, while Egan and Knox had a slightly drunken arm wrestle to settle their differences… which descended into an actual wrestle…the video suggests Egan was the winner, but as Knox pointed out, in every frame of the video his beard looks fantastic, so I’m gonna give him the victory. Nobody has any regrets anyway!
The Sydney gig last night was so much fun and the Irish rugby match served as a great after party.  Fantastic match, but result was so disappointing. Danny in particular hasn’t stopped growling about it all day.  It finished at 5 am and our flight was at 7am. Today has been mostly a write off, but we’ll make up for that tomorrow with our first day off!  Oh sweet sweet sleep!
But not yet! Perth tonight and if it’s as good as Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney it’s gonna b amazing. Also, we just found out ‘mark my words’ got playlisted on Triple M radio and Perth 96fm! So don’t be afraid to help us out and get requesting!  Thanks so much to everybody who has come to the gigs so far, it literally means everything to us to be able to travel and play music as our job. We can’t thank u enough for making this possible!
So last day and then back into studio. I think our new album is definitely our best yet and can’t wait to share it with u all

Love and best wishes, tired and happy from Perth!

Dave xx

OZ Tour, new singles and more. . . . . .

Hey guys!
It’s been ages since we’ve done a blog so we’ve loads of news for ya’s.

I’m currently sitting in Federation Square in Melbourne, slightly jet lagged (I woke up at 5am this morning), drinking tea (I actually brought my own stash of Barry’s from home, no joke) and enjoying the early morning sun.

Fed Square Melbourne

My view of Fed Square Melbourne

Melbourne’s a beautiful city. Yesterday we arrived early and despite the rain, we went out to St Kilda for a few hours before enjoying a lovely dinner with some friends in an Irish bar and restaurant called the Quiet Man.

Anyway before I get in to the tour, I just want to mention our shows in December.  Thanks so much to all of yis who came to see us in Limerick, Cork, Killarney and to the two Olympia shows in Dublin.  We spent the second half of last year writing the new album, so it was so cool to get back gigging and we were sooo happy yis all put up with the new songs we played and liked them so much, it meant loads to us. After this Oz tour, we’re going straight back into the studio to finish off the album and we can’t wait. We’ve all the songs ready to go and working with Eliot James (producer) has been amazing.  I’ve said it before, but I really believe this is gonna be our best album yet.
Actually now is probably as good a time as any to let ya’s know the plan for the next few months and for the album. We’re gonna release a brand new single in May (and we’ll tell ya the title very soon), then we’re gonna have a busy summer playing gigs and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe (especially excited about Galway Arts fest, the Marquee in Cork and our biggest ever outdoor headline show in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin). (Has anyone else noticed I’m using a lot of brackets in this blog?!)
Aaanyway after our busy summer, we’re gonna release another single early September followed by the long awaited release of our brand new album!!!! We will let you know more details (exact dates, title, etc) when we nail them all down, but we wanted to keep yis in the loop of the general plan.
So that brings us back to the tour blog, it’s great to be back on the road touring, like we did when we started out – just the 4 of us, and Johnny of course (piano/techie), our sound engineer Gav and our new tour manager Mick (who’s an awful lovely fella). Jim (manager) is arriving today too to meet some important people about record company stuff and festivals and other important business music management stuff. We’re really excited because the gigs are all selling really well, and we’ll get to try out a couple of the new songs too.
Right, my pale Irish skin is starting to burn here so I better wrap this up. It’s off to the Hi-Fi in Melbourne tonight followed by Brisbane tomorrow, Sydney Saturday and Perth Sunday. All rounded off by a gig next week in Dubai! It’s gonna be a busy, tiring weekend but I’m not complaining, we’re so lucky to be here doing what we love.

Love ya’s all loads and loads

Dave and Egan (aka Conor) enjoying an extremely tall beer yesterday in St Kilda

Dave and Egan (aka Conor) enjoying an extremely tall beer yesterday in St Kilda

Danny
P.S. attached is my view of Fed Square and Dave and Egan (aka Conor) enjoying an extremely tall beer yesterday in St Kilda

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Australia Tour 2014

By popular demand, The Coronas are coming back to Australia.  O2 Coronas Finale Dara Munnis Photography

Four cities, four gigs in four days . . . we’re packing all the old favourites, and slipping in some new songs too.  See you:

Thursday 20 Feb – Hi Fi, Melbourne
Friday 21 Feb – O’Malley’s, Brisbane
Saturday 22 Feb – Hi Fi, Sydney
Sunday 23 Feb – Capitol, Perth

Sunny Oz, here we come, it’s gonna be a good one!!

Centre PointThe Coronas are playing a small charity gig at Under Solo in Camden town this Thursday Feb 6th tickets are available for a minimum donation of £10 on the door and only a very limited amount are available for more info check out the facebook event page.  

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Closer to You

With a new album in production, it’s curtains for the Closer To You concert tour!

The Closer To You tour took  The Coronas all around Ireland, Scotland and England, and on a massive road trip of mainland Europe, before a final homecoming at the Festival Dome in Tralee.

The lads shared the bill with superstars Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi.  Big venues, little venues. . . .Slane Castle, the Royal Albert Hall, The O2, The Coronas rocked them all.

A big thank you to the thousands of fans who supported the band on their successful tour.  We hope you enjoyed it, and are looking forward to the next one!

Here are some of our best bits.

Photos courtesy of Dara Munnis Photography, Mick McPhillips and The Coronas