by / March 22nd, 2009 /

IMRO Showcase Tour 2009

Following a record-breaking response to the call for entries for the 2009 IMRO Showcase Tour, the line up of gigs and bands has now been announced. Having considered tracks from over 900 bands, the following will now go on to perform as part of the eighteenth annual IMRO Showcase Tour:

Friday 27 March – The Sugar Club, Dublin
The Kinetiks
Sleep Thieves
8Ball
Lines Drawing Circles

Wednesday 1 April – Andrews Lane, Dublin
Dirty Epics
The Red Labels
The Dirty 9s
Land Lovers

Thursday 2 April Belfast – The Limelight & Katy Daly’s, Belfast
Sparks Fly
Yes Cadets
John Shelly & The Creatures
Panama Kings
Push Borders
The Jane Bradfords
The Benjamins
Escape Act

Saturday 4 April – The Spirit Store, Dundalk
The Fontanels
Ollie Cole
Artificial Flight
Sanzkrit
Eoin Glackin

Thursday 9 April – The Sugar Club, Dublin
The Revellions
House of Dolls
Harrows
I Phoenix

Saturday 11 April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Philtre
O Emperor
Toy Soldier
John Blek And The Rats

Friday 17 April – The Sugar Club, Dublin
202’s
The Laundry Shop
The Looks
TBA

Saturday 18 April – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Disconnect 4
Black Soul Strangers
Lost Chord
Ultan Conlon
The Ralphs

Friday 24 April – Andrews Lane, Dublin
Angel Pier
Heathers
Kill Krinkle Club
The Funeral Suits

Saturday 25 April – TBC, Draperstown, Derry
TBA

A number of artists are yet to be announced. A selection of bands will take part in a -Best of Showcase’ show, which will take place in Dublin in early May. All door times are 8pm. Tickets and prices available from venues.

The IMRO Showcase Tour is the longest running event of its kind in Ireland. Over its 18-year tenure the tour has facilitated a live platform for numerous Irish artists including Fight Like Apes, Delorentos, Declan O’Rourke, Oppenheimer, The Immediate and The Flaws. The IMRO Showcase Tour provides bands with the opportunity to connect with a wider audience and gives music fans the chance to see the very best in emerging Irish talent.