The line up for the IMRO Showcase Tour 2009 has been announced.
The line up of gigs and bands for the IMRO Showcase Tour 2009 – the 18th such tour – has been announced. The 40+ bands taking part have been selected from over 900 applications.
Friday 27 March – The Sugar Club, Dublin The Kinetiks www.thekinetiks.com Sleep Thieves www.myspace.com/wearesleepthieves 8Ball www.myspace.com/8balltheband Lines Drawing Circles www.linesdrawingcircles.com
Wednesday 1 April – Andrews Lane, Dublin Dirty Epics www.dirtyepics.com The Red Labels www.myspace.com/theredlabelsire The Dirty 9’s www.myspace.com/thedirty9s Land Lovers www.landloversmusic.com
Thursday 2 April Belfast – The Limelight & Katy Daly’s, Belfast (Venue line up to be confirmed) Sparks Fly www.myspace.com/sparksflyni Yes Cadets www.myspace.com/yescadets John Shelly & The Creatures www.myspace.com/whywalter Panama Kings www.myspace.com/panamakings Push Borders www.myspace.com/pushborders The Jane Bradfords www.myspace.com/thejanebradfords The Benjamins www.myspace.com/thebenjaminsband Escape Act www.escapeact.com
Saturday 4 April – The Spirit Store, Dundalk The Fontanels www.myspace.com/thefontanels Ollie Cole www.myspace.com/olivercole Artificial Flight www.myspace.com/artificialflightband Sanzkrit www.myspace.com/sanzkrit Eoin Glackin www.myspace.com/eoinglackin
Thursday 9 April – The Sugar Club, Dublin The Revellions www.myspace.com/therevellions House of Dolls www.myspace.com/houseofdollsofficial Harrows www.myspace.com/harrowsband I Phoenix www.myspace.com/iphoenixmusic
Saturday 11 April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork Philtre www.myspace.com/philtremusic O Emperor www.myspace.com/oemperorofficial Toy Soldier www.myspace.com/toysoldier John Blek And The Rats www.myspace.com/johnblekandtherats
Friday 17 April – The Sugar Club, Dublin 202’s www.myspace.com/the202s The Laundry Shop www.myspace.com/thelaundryshop The Looks www.myspace.com/thelooksmusic TBA
Saturday 18 April – Roisin Dubh, Galway Disconnect 4 www.myspace.com/disconnect4 Black Soul Strangers www.myspace.com/blacksoulstrangers Lost Chord www.myspace.com/lostchordband Ultan Conlon www.myspace.com/ultanconlon The Ralphs www.myspace.com/theralphsmusic
Friday 24 April – Andrews Lane, Dublin Angel Pier www.myspace.com/angelpier Heathers www.myspace.com/heatherswhatsyourdamage Kill Krinkle Club www.myspace.com/killkrinkleclub The Funeral Suits www.myspace.com/thefuneralsuits
Saturday 25 April – TBC, Draperstown, Derry TBA
A number of artists are yet to be announced. A selection of bands will take part in a ‘Best of Showcase’ show, which will take place in Dublin in early May. All door times are 8pm, and tickets are available from the venues.