|Irish rock band The Coronas are returning to North America with their biggest series of shows ever. The group have previously toured with sold out shows in support of their latest album, Trust The Wire. Their new series of concerts kick off this Sunday, Aug. 5 at Chicago’s Grant Park with their debut appearance at Lollapalooza Festival. |
On the heels of Lollapalooza will be three performances at the annual Irish Fest, Aug. 17, 18 and 19 in Milwaukee’s Henry W. Maier Festival Park. The bulk of the tour begins in Calgary, Alberta on Sept. 25 and continues for more than a month of shows in cities all over the United States and Canada. “We’ve had a great year touring North America,” explains Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly, “and we can see the work paying off and the crowds increasing. We plan to keep coming back and building it like we did at home. We were never an overnight success in Ireland, so we’re excited to emulate that process overseas.”
To coincide with the tour, The Coronas have rolled out new music in the form of a five-song EP called Reprise, available now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and other digital outlets.
The songs that comprise Reprise touch on a recurring theme often found in Coronas’ material-navigating relationships-as evidenced by introspective titles such as “Is There Still Time?” and “Not Sure How to Lie” and made effectively heart-rending by lead singer Danny O’Reilly’s plaintive vocals.
The band have already started writing for their next album, to be recorded sometime early in the new year. Reprise follows Trust the Wire, which debuted at #1 on the Irish music chart in its first week of release in the summer of 2017, becoming the band’s first album to reach that coveted top spot. Trust The Wire was also The Coronas’ first release on their own label imprint-So Far So Good Records, distributed in the U.S. and Canada through ADA Distribution. The Coronas will follow their tour of North America with three shows in Australia in November.
The Coronas are:
Danny O’Reilly – vocals, guitar
Graham Knox – bass
Conor Egan – drums
Dave McPhillips – guitar
Aug. 5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival
Aug. 17, 18 & 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Irish Fest
Sept. 25 – Calgary, AB, Canada – The Gateway
Sept. 26 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Starlite Room
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Sept. 30 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Oct. 2 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Oct. 3 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct. 5 & 12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 14 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Oct. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
Oct. 18 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Phoenix Theatre
Oct. 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Oct. 24 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Purgatory
Oct. 26 – 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival
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