The bands and venues for this year’s IMRO Showcase Tour, supported by ourselves at State and celebrating its 20th annivesary, have been announced:
Wednesday September 7th – Belfast Limelight & Katy Daly’s (with Smalltown America Records) Amidships, Southern, runaway Go, Morning Claws, Seven Summits, Bright Falls & Bomb City 7
Friday September 9th – Dublin Crawdaddy: East Island City, Rooftop Anthem, The Young Folk & The Fallen Drakes
Saturday September 10th – Derry The Cellar Bar, Draperstown (with The G Sessions) – Rams Pocket Radio, Intermission, Mojo GoGo & Our Krypton Son
Thursday September 15th – Westmeath Athlone IT, Athlone: Nova Static, Henrietta Game, Marc O’Reilly & Bipolar Empire
Friday September 16th – Cork Cyprus Avenue: Zombie Computer, In Valour, The Empire Lights, Fingersmith & Bona Fide Federation
Saturday September 17th – Mayo Bar Ritz, Castlebar (with Finbar Hoban Presents): Pearse Mc Gloughlin, Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, Race The Flux, New Sunset Hotel & Brain Washington
Thursday September 22nd – Kill, Kildare The Late Lounge: Avalanche Ammo, Super Hanz, The P- Affection & Awake Young Soldiers
Friday September 23rd – Dublin The Grand Social: danielle harrison, The Hot Sprockets, Ghost Estates & I’m Your Vinyl
Saturday September 24th – Galway The Roisin Dubh: Daithi O’Dronai, Rainy Boy Sleep, Junior85 & Milan Jay
Thursday September 29th – Dublin Crawdaddy (with Future Bright): Cars Love Girls, Last Days of 1984, Bear Bones & TBC
Friday September 30th – Limerick Dolans: Dead Red Light. Jefl & Hyde, Moscow Metro, Tenaka & The Hip-Neck Blues Collective
In addition there will be an end of tour best of show at the Workman’s Club on October 22nd, a day-long celebration that will see IMRO Showcase bands stage a takeover of the venue and the event will include multiple gigs, a number of all ages shows, workshops, industry talks and much more.
State will as ever bring you a week by week guide to the tour next month.