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Boomtown Rats Tour Dates 2015


Friday 22nd - Karlstad, Sweden

Wednesday 27th - Munich, Germany

Thursday 28th - Winterthur Festival, Switzerland

Saturday 30th - Cologne, Germany


Sunday 7th - Let's Rock Festival, Bristol, England

Thursday 18th - Live Earth, Paris, France

Sunday 21st - Lublin Festival, Poland


Friday 31st - Carfest, Oulton Park, Cheshire, England


Sunday 9th - Rewind Festival, Macclesfield, England

Friday 14th - Kartfestivalen, Norway

Friday 28th - Carfest, Laverstoke Park, Hants, England


Sunday 13th - Reload Festival Norwich, England
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
Gig News - 2014 Tour Dates

The Boomtown Rats 2014




Sunday 25th - Plymouth Volkfest, Devon

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


Sunday 1st - Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

Saturday 21st - Kongsvinger Festning, Norway

Friday 27th - Grassington Festival, Yorkshire



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



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



Saturday 13th - Heartlands Festival, Pool, Cornwall

Friday 26th - Terminal 5, NYC, USA

Sunday 28th - Royale, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Saturday 11th - GB Alt Festival, Skegness, Lincolnshire



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


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


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

Sunday 9th - Great Hall, Exeter


Please keep checking back for more updates.

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


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