The Coronas haven't even begun their long-awaited November North American tour, yet new shows have already been added to the multi-platinum-selling Irish band's itinerary for 2018. While they are getting ready to launch their upcoming tour with two sold out shows in Toronto, November 4 and 5, plans have been announced to bring them back to Toronto on February 9, 2018 for a show at The Mod Club. This time around they will also add Montreal and Vancouver to the schedule with four select shows in the U.S. between the Canadian dates.
The band just completed tours of Europe and the UK, all in support of their fifth album, TRUST THE WIRE, which became The Coronas' first-ever #1 album when it topped the Irish music charts in its first week of release in June. In the U.S., the single "Real Feel" is being played on more than 50 AAA and Alternative radio stations throughout the country while the high energy video for it has surpassed 140,000 views on YouTube.
Following the November shows, The Coronas will play four shows in Australia before ending the year back in Ireland for a series of home turf shows. In addition to their return to North America, 2018 already has a return to Australia and a special show in Dubai on the schedule. The band also plans to do some new recording early in the year.
TRUST THE WIRE, the band's first release on their own label imprint called So Far So Good Records, is distributed in the U.S. and Canada through ADA Distribution. Replete with the band's trademark soaring vocals, driving guitar rhythms and pointed, yet sometimes poignant lyrics, TRUST THE WIRE finds the Coronas' four band members exploring age-old relatable themes of disappointment and disillusionment, sometimes at the hands of interpersonal relationships and sometimes via the fickle business they've chosen for a career. In its review of the new album, roots website rambles.net wrote: "The Coronas do not ape the familiar; instead they find inspiration in it and use it to form a strong base on which to build their own sound." The Sunday Times in Ireland wrote that "they've brought their towering tunes into the present and staked their claim to be a cleverer Coldplay."
The Coronas have previously released four studio albums: HEROES OR GHOSTS (2007), TONY WAS AN EX-CON (2009), CLOSER TO YOU (2011) and THE LONG WAY (2014), the first three via the independent Irish label 3ú Records and the fourth one on Island Records. All four are double-platinum albums in Ireland.
"Give Me A Minute," the new single in Ireland from TRUST THE WIRE, has just been released along with a new video
2018 North American Tour Dates
tickets go on sale October 27
Thursday, February 8, 2018: Petit Campus, Montreal, QC
Friday, February 9, 2018: Mod Club, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunday, February 11, 2018: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
Thursday, February 15, 2018: Doug Fir, Portland, OR
Friday, February 16, 2018: Lo-Fi, Seattle, WA
Saturday, February 17, 2018: Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC