Boomtown Rats Tour Dates 2016


26th - Stop War Festibla, San Sebastian, Spain.


29th - The Stage, Basingstoke.


25th - Donauinselfest, Vienna, Austria.


1st - Godiva Festival, Coventry.

9th - Midnight Rock Festival, Lakselv, Norway.

29th - Silverstone Rocking & Racing.


11th - Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin.


12th - Riesa, Germany.
The Boomtown Rats DVD/CD Live in Germany 1978

An unreleased live concert featuring The Boomtown Rats in Germany during 1978 is being made available on DVD/CD.

The DVD/CD is to be released on the 8th of June and is available to pre-order.


  1. (It Feels) So Strange
  2. (She's Gonna) Do You In
  3. Banana Republic (Bonus Track)
  4. Close As You'll Ever Be
  5. Do The Rat
  6. Don't Believe What You Read
  7. House on Fire (Bonus Track)
  8. It's All The Rage
  9. Joey's On The Street Again
  10. Kicks
  11. Lookin' After No. 1
  12. Mary of the 4th Form
  13. Neon Heart
  14. Never Bite The Hand That Feeds
  15. Rat Trap
  16. She's So Modern

The DVD/CD is being sold by the Gonzo Media Group: Click here for details


Rats at BBC's Maida Vale Studios

Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Radio 4 'Mastertapes' series features leading performers and songwriters being quizzed about the album that made them or changed them.

Listen on-line to The Boomtown Rats performing and talking about their iconic album 'A Tonic For The Troops': http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04stzfk

Click here to purchase A Tonic For The Troops


So Modern – The Boomtown Rats Collection

The Boomtown Rats will release a new compilation of classic Rats tracks on October 13th.  Entitled ‘So Modern – The Boomtown Rats Collection’, it mixes some of the bands biggest hits including the number 1 smashes ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ and ‘Rat Trap’ with some of the bands deeper album tracks and is a fantastic introduction to a group with an incredible legacy.

The full tracklisting of ‘So Modern – The Boomtown Rats Collection’ is:

1. I Don't Like Mondays (from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing [1979])

2. She's So Modern (from A Tonic For The Troops [1978])

3. Rat Trap (from A Tonic For The Troops)

4. Like Clockwork (from A Tonic For The Troops)

5. Mary Of The 4th Form (from The Boomtown Rats [1977])

6. Someone's Looking At You (The Fine Art Of Surfacing [1979])

7. Keep It Up (The Fine Art Of Surfacing)

8. Never In A Million Years (V Deep [1982])

9. Me And Howard Hughes (A Tonic For The Troops)

10. When The Night Comes (The Fine Art Of Surfacing)

11. Joey's On The Street Again (The Boomtown Rats)

12. (I Never Loved) Eva Braun (A Tonic For The Troops)

13. Dave (Originally released as a single MER 79 (11/84)

14. Drag Me Down (In The Long Grass [1984])

15. Tonight (In The Long Grass [1984])

16. House On Fire – Dennis Bovell 12" Dub Version

Originally released on 12” MERX 91 (3/82)

Edited by Pete Briquette, Abbey Road, 8/14

17. Lookin' After No. 1 (The Boomtown Rats [1977])

18. The Boomtown Rats (Back To Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits [2013])

Click here to purchase So Modern: The Boomtown Rats
Box Set of Classic Albums and EP



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, Lifestyle Pharmacy provide 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.

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