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!
By popular demand, The Coronas are coming back to Australia.
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!!
The 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.
We are delighted to announce we have been nominated for Best Group and Live Act in The Hot Press Magazine readers poll.
Voting Closes this Sunday, 2nd February at 6pm, so if ya have a spare minute we would appreciate the vote x
The Coronas are delighted to announce their first tour of Australia.
Thursday 20 Feb – Hi Fi, Melbourne info: hifi.com.au
Friday 21 Feb – O’Malley’s, Brisbane troubadour-music.com
Saturday 22 Feb – Hi Fi, Sydney hifi.com.au
Sunday 23 Feb – Capitol, Perth oztix.com.au
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
A number of people have been asking for the mp3 of the Coronas’ performance of The Lake of Pontchatrain on Today FM. Please use the link below to get the mp3.
The Lake of Pontchatrain – Today FM
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Feels like its been a while since we’ve been on tour properly so let me bring you up to date with the goings on over the last few weeks…
We’ve signed to a great indie UK label which has led to lots of press, promo and now a full UK tour; we’ve released Mark My Words (with a hottie starring in the video!); and we’ve announced a little gig in the O2 in December in Dublin!
It’s a really exciting time for us to be honest. Being an independent band in Ireland, we always released and promoted our own albums but now that we have a group of people who believe in us and are trying to make it happen for us in the UK, it feels like a new chapter is starting for us.
This tour is back to basics, small but cool venues (such as King Tuts tonight in Glasgow), and a hectic tour schedule (8 gigs in 10 days, over 1500 km travelled and lots of radio promo along the way) and I can’t wait.
First up is Glasgow and apparently it’s gonna be a full house. As I sit in a Starbucks writing this I flick through the free Metro magazine and come across this article about us. Think it’s gonna be a good couple of weeks…