4 02 2010

Quite a few local bands read my blog, so this post is purely for you lot. The IMRO showcase once again rolls into town (March 25) and they’re looking for suitable bands to play the bash. The last few years have been pretty weak affairs, so it’d be good to see dome decent bands on this year’s bill.  The press release is below-



IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) have announced the call for entries for the 2010 IMRO Showcase Tour. First hosted in 1992, Ireland’s most established new band showcase has provided a live platform for scores of up and coming Irish musicians over the years. Recent acts to have featured include Fight Like Apes, Declan O’Rourke, Halves and Delorentos to name but a few.   

Ronan Yourell from Dublin band Delorentos said of the tour “It was an important step in the development of our band as we gained invaluable experience through the gigs and also met some really cool people!”

IMRO are now inviting bands and solo artists across all genres of music to apply for a place on the IMRO Showcase Tour 2010.

Bands and artists who wish to be considered for a place should send a website or MySpace link to before Friday February 12th, 2010. Successful acts will be notified in early March. The gigs will run through March and April.

A number of artists will be chosen from the tour to perform in a ‘Best of Showcase’ gig which will take place in Dublin venue The Academy on April 30th.

The IMRO Showcase Tour 2010 will feature live shows in the following venues across Ireland:

Thu March 25th                                                       The Limelight & Katy Dalys, Belfast

Fri March 26th                                                           Crawdaddy, Dublin

Sat March 27th                                                          TBC

Thu April 01st                                                            Crawdaddy, Dublin

Sat April 03rd                                                             Cyprus Avenue, Cork

Thu April 08th                                                           TBC

Fri April 09th                                                              The Spirit Store, Dundalk

Sat April 10th                                                             Crawdaddy, Dublin

Thu April 15th                                                           Derry ‘Small Town America’, Derry

Fri April 16th                                                              The Late Lounge, Kildare

Sat April 17th                                                             Draperstown, Derry

Fri April 23rd                                                              The Sugar Club, Dublin

Sat April 24th                                                             Dolans, Limerick

Fri April 30th                                                              The Academy, Dublin  – Best of IMRO Showcase Tour 2010

The IMRO Showcase Tour 2009 is proudly supported by RTÉ 2FM