Yep, hard to believe the always entertaining I.M.R.O. showcase is 20years old this September. This year’s line-up kicks off in Belfast (and features the especially ace Bomb City 7) and here’s the press release below.See you all down the front.
20TH ANNIVERSARY IMRO SHOWCASE TOUR 2011
DATES, VENUES AND LINE-UPS ANNOUNCED!
The dates, venues and line-ups have been announced for the 20th IMRO Showcase Tour. The annual tour shines a very bright spotlight on Ireland’s best new music talent. IMRO are proud to showcase Ireland’s most exciting emerging acts at the best Irish venues across the country. This year saw a record breaking response to the call for entries, with more than 600 submissions made from young Irish acts hoping to take part in the tour. After much serious deliberation, IMRO are delighted to announce the dates, venues and line-ups for the 2011 IMRO Showcase Tour.
The eleven date tour will take place between September 7th and 30th at various venues in Belfast, Derry, Athlone, Cork, Mayo, Kildare, Galway, Limerick and Dublin. Fifty bands will participate in the tour this year and the cream of the crop will be chosen to perform at the Best of IMRO Showcase Tour 2011 in the Workman’s Club, Dublin on Saturday October 22nd. The day-long celebration will see IMRO Showcase bands stage a takeover of the venue and the event will include multiple gigs, a number of all ages show, workshops, industry talks and much more.
Wed September 7th Belfast: Limelight & Katy Daly’s (with Smalltown America Records):
Amidships, Southern, runaway Go, Morning Claws, Seven Summits, Bright Falls & Bomb City 7.
Fri September 9th Dublin: Crawdaddy:
East Island City, Rooftop Anthem, The Young Folk & The Fallen Drakes
Sat September 10th Derry: The Cellar Bar, Draperstown (with The G Sessions):
Rams Pocket Radio, Intermission, Mojo GoGo & Our Krypton Son.
Thurs September 15th Westmeath: Athlone IT, Athlone:
Nova Static, Henrietta Game, Marc O’Reilly & Bipolar Empire
Friday September 16th Cork: Cyprus Avenue:
Zombie Computer, In Valour, The Empire Lights, Fingersmith & Bona Fide Federation
Sat September 17th Mayo: Bar Ritz, Castlebar (with Finbar Hoban Presents):
Pearse Mc Gloughlin, Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, Race The Flux, New Sunset Hotel & Brain Washington
Thurs September 22nd Kildare: The Late Lounge:
Avalanche Ammo, Super Hanz, The P- Affection & Awake Young Soldiers
Fri September 23rd Dublin: The Grand Social:
danielle harrison, The Hot Sprockets, Ghost Estates & I’m Your Vinyl
Sat September 24th Galway: The Roisin Dubh:
Daithi O’Dronai, Rainy Boy Sleep, Junior85 & Milan Jay
Thurs September 29th Dublin : Crawdaddy (with Future Bright):
Cars Love Girls, Last Days of 1984, Bear Bones & TBC
Fri September 30th Limerick: Dolans:
Dead Red Light. Jefl & Hyde, Moscow Metro, Tenaka & The Hip-Neck Blues Collective.
Sat October 22nd Dublin: The Workman’s Club:
Best of IMRO Showcase Tour 2011