by / March 23rd, 2010 /

IMRO Showcase Tour 2010

Lending further proof to the opinion that the Irish music scene is healthier than ever, the call for entries for this year’s IMRO Showcase Tour triggered literally hundreds upon hundreds of responses. The line-up has now been selected and the following is a list of the bands who’ve made the cut and where they can be seen in action:

Thursday, March 25th – The Limelight & Katy Daly’s, Belfast
Alan MX
Strait Laces
The Good Fight
Uber Glitterati
Craig McConkey
Ed Zealous

Friday, March 26th – Crawdaddy, Dublin
The Cast of Cheers
Hello Moon
Get Me Moscow

Thursday, April 1st – Crawdaddy, Dublin
Home Star Runner
Our Little Secrets
Vengeance and the Panther Queen
We Cut Corners

Saturday, April 3rd – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Brian Deady
The Karman Line

Friday, April 9th – The Spirit Store, Dundalk
The Ambience Affair
Take the Money and Run
The Minutes
The Vibes

Saturday, April 10th – Crawdaddy, Dublin
Not Squares
Talulah Does the Hula
Mia Sparrow
Wolf Pack Riot

Thursday, April 15th – Masons, Derry (in association with Smalltown America Records)
Wonder Villains
No Mean City
Conor Mason
The VoxPops
More Than Conquerors

Friday, April 16th – The Late Lounge, Kildare
Juliet’s Rescue
Miracle Bell
Seven Days

Saturday, April 17th – The Cellar Club, Draperstown, Derry (in association with The G Sessions)
The Q
Building Pictures (John Gribbin)
Pretty Child Backfire

Friday, April 23rd – The Sugar Club, Dublin
House of Dolls
The Rags
Jody Has a Hitlist

Saturday, April 24th – Dolan’s, Limerick
Supermodel Twins
Nick Carswell and the Elective Orchestra
The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

A ‘Best of Showcase’ event will be held on Saturday, May 1st in Dublin at The Academy. Door times for all shows is 8pm, with tickets and prices available from the venues.

Now in it’s 19th year, the IMRO Showcase is the longest running event of its kind in Ireland and has provided a springboard from numerous artists in recent times, including Fight Like Apes, Delorentos, O Emperor and John, Shelly and the Creatures. It provides an opportunity for bands to reach new audiences and for music lovers to sample the variety and creativity currently on offer from Irish acts.

State will be providing a show by show guide throughout the tour, including music to stream from all the bands involved. Keep it here for all the details…