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The Boomtown Rats 2014

 

2014 SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES:

MAY

Sunday 25th - Plymouth Volkfest, Devon

Saturday 31st - Concert At The Kings, All Cannings, Wiltshire


JUNE

Sunday 1st - Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

Saturday 21st - Kongsvinger Festning, Norway

Friday 27th - Grassington Festival, Yorkshire

 

JULY

Friday 4th - Chilfest, Tring, Hertfordshire

Saturday 5th - Whitehaven Festival, Cumbria

Friday 18th - GuilFest, Guildford, Surrey

Saturday 19th - Splendour Festival, Nottingham

Sunday 20th - Rewind Festival, Perth, Scotland

 

AUGUST

Sunday 17th - Rewind Festival, Henley-on-Thames

 

OCTOBER

Saturday 11th - GB Alt Festival, Skegness, Lincolnshire

 

2014 RATLIFE TOUR:

VIP tickets to meet Bob Geldof available from 9am on Thursday the 3rd of July
See here for details : http://www.livenation.co.uk/vip/artist/the-boomtown-rats-tickets

Tickets on general sale from 9am on Friday the 4th of July
See here for details: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-boomtown-rats-tickets


OCTOBER

Saturday 18th - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

Sunday 19th - Newcastle 02 Academy

Monday 20th - Glasgow 02 ABC

Wednesday 22nd - Sheffield 02 Academy

Thursday 23rd - Liverpool 02 Academy

Saturday 25th - Manchester Ritz

Sunday 26th - Lincoln Engine Shed

Tuesday 28th - Leamington Spa Assembley

Wednesday 29th - Bristol 02 Academy

Friday 31st - Portsmouth Pyramids Centre


NOVEMBER

Saturday 1st - Oxford 02 Academy

Monday 3rd - Cambridge, The Junction

Tuesday 4th - Leicester 02 Academy

Thursday 6th - Bournemouth 02 Academy

Friday 7th - London, The Forum

 

Please keep checking back for more updates.

 
Box Set of Classic Albums and New EP

 



RELEASED ON 21st October 2013

UMC/MERCURY


To mark the return to the fray of The Boomtown Rats Universal Music Catalogue are delighted to announce the release of The Boomtown Rats Classic Album Selection and a digital EP entitiled ‘Ratlife’ on 21st October via UMC/Mercury.

The box set features their six original albums – The Boomtown Rats (1977), A Tonic For The Troops (1978), The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1979), Mondo Bongo (1980), V Deep (1982) and In The Long Grass (1984) – in digipack sleeves with attendant bonus material.

The ‘Ratlife’ EP will feature four new Boomtown Rats songs – ‘The Boomtown Rats’, ‘Back To Boomtown’, ‘Ratlife’ and ‘Ratified’.

CLICK HERE to purchase the Classic Album Selection: Six Albums 1977-1984

CLICK HERE to purchase the Ratlife EP


 
Live Rats 2013 CD

Live recordings of The Boomtown Rats’ 12.10.2013Dublin Vicar Street and 26.10.2013London Roundhouse shows will be available to collect instantly after the gig!

These exclusive 2 disc sets are set to capture all the greatest hits live – making for the perfect Live Rats memento!

The live recordings will also be available at all non-recording live dates and for convenient home delivery to those who cannot join in on the live festivities.

Strictly limited edition – don’t miss out on your chance to own this special commemorative set! For more info and to pre-order, go to the Concert Live website.

 
The Boomtown Rats 2013 Tour Dates & New Album

Some 27 years since their final show in Dublin in May ’86, The Boomtown Rats – Bob Geldof on vocals, Pete Briquette on bass, Simon Crowe on drums and Garry Roberts on guitar - will tour the UK in the autumn and release a new album.

There has been an amazing positive reaction from fans and the media alike. Many thanks!


JUNE

Sun 16th - ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL


JULY

Fri 5th - THE MARQUEE, CORK, IRELAND

Sun 7th - SEENLAND FESTIVAL, GERMANY

Sat 20th - CHAGSTOCK FESTIVAL, DEVON, ENGLAND


OCTOBER

Sat 12th - VICAR STREET, DUBLIN, IRELAND

Sun 13th - VICAR STREET, DUBLIN, IRELAND

Fri 18th - BELFAST ULSTER HALL, NORTHERN IRELAND

Tue 22nd - BOURNEMOUTH 02 ACADEMY, ENGLAND

Wed 23rd - CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE, ENGLAND

Fri 25th - NORWICH UEA THE NICK RAYNS LCR, ENGLAND

Sat 26th - LONDON ROUNDHOUSE, ENGLAND

Mon 28th - BRISTOL 02 ACADEMY, ENGLAND

Tue 29th - NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY, ENGLAND

Thu 31st - LEEDS 02 ACADEMY, ENGLAND


NOVEMBER

Fri 1st - MANCHESTER ACADEMY, ENGLAND

Sun 3rd - GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY, SCOTLAND

Mon 4th - NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY, ENGLAND

Wed 6th - BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY, ENGLAND

Thu 7th - THE DOME, DONCASTER, ENGLAND

Sat 9th - FAT SAM'S DUNDEE, SCOTLAND

Sun 10th - THE BEACH BALLROOM, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND


BACK TO BOOMTOWN : CLASSIC RATS’ HITS

The Boomtown Rats will release a new hits collection on the 9th of September 2013. Entitled ‘Back To Boomtown : Classic Rats’ Hits’ it will feature all of the band’s celebrated hits including ‘Lookin After No 1’, ‘Like Clockwork’, ‘She’s So Modern’, ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ and ‘Rat Trap’ – songs with an immediacy and a message that is as pertinent today as it was when they were written - plus two new songs recorded by the newly re-formed Rats. The full tracklisting of the album will be:

1. The Boomtown Rats!
2. Mary Of The 4th. Form
3. (I Never Loved) Eva Braun
4. Neon Heart
5. Like Clockwork
6. She's So Modern
7. Lookin' After No. 1
8. Someone's Looking At You
9. Me And Howard Hughes
10. Joey's On The Street Again
11. I Don't Like Mondays
12. Having My Picture Taken
13. Banana Republic
14. Diamond Smiles
15. Rat Trap
16. Back To Boomtown

The digital version of the album will feature two additional songs – ‘House On Fire’ and ‘Drag Me Down’.

 

 
Boomtown Rats album art is the best at iconic album covers exhibition

A collection of John Berg designed album covers is on view at the Guild Hall, Main Street, East Hampton, New York.

The collection on display are just a fraction of the over 5,000 covers he designed, many of them are albums that became culturally significant.

Berg has won four Grammys for Best Cover of the Year and was nominated for 25 others.

Asked what his favourite record cover he designed was, he said the answer has been evolving. But after putting together the exhibit for Guild Hall, he's decided on the The Boomtown Rats' 1982 12" EP Charmed Lives.

The record cover has the band's name written in giant block lettering. Berg said he originally designed it for Miles Davis. "He hated it, I loved it," he recalled.

Link : http://easthampton.patch.com/events/john-berg

 
Vive Le Rats

The Boomtown Rats are featured in Vive Le Rock magazine.

The 4 page feature titled The Fine Art of Resurfacing includes quotes from Boomtown Rats Garry Roberts & Simon Crowe.

 

 
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