Following a stunning performance at the Olympia Theatre, Raglans have announced their return to Dublin! They’ll play a headline show in The Grand Social and Voodoo, Belfast as part of their Irish tour this Winter.Tickets €15 including booking fee go on sale now.
Raglans release their new single White Lightning on 26 October to coincide with their special guest appearance with The Fray across Europe this autumn before heading to America for CMJ and a handful of shows. Taken from their debut album ‘Raglans’ (9/10 Hot Press), which debuted at No. 5 in the Irish Album Charts, the song was produced by Jay Reynolds with video by the genius film maker Finn Keenan.
Lead singer Stephen Kelly explains, ‘It’s about being away from someone and thinking a lot about it, how and where it began which is usually always the best part. It’s kind of a no nonsense pop song but we feel we’ve given it enough energy that it comes across as genuine.’
Since forming in 2010, Raglans have undergone a huge rise in popularity which has taken them from gig-opening favourite in Dublin to garnering widespread recognition across the UK, as special guests to international acts such as The Courteeners, Haim and The Libertines in a sold out Hyde Park. This summer alone they have performed at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Latitude, Indiependence, Redfest, Deershed and Camden Rocks to name but a few.
Tour dates this Winter:
Nov 14 – PORTLAOISE, PJ’s
Nov 15 – DUBLIN, Grand Social
Nov 20 –CORK, Cyprus Avenue
Nov 21 – WATERFORD, Shortt’s
Nov 22 – KILKENNY, Set Theatre
Nov 23 – BELFAST, Voodoo
Nov 26 – DUNDALK, Spirit Store
Nov 27 – GALWAY, Roisin Dubh
Nov 28 – LIMERICK, Dolan’s
Nov 29 – CASTLEBAR, Ruby Rooms
‘Natives’ from the album has just been including in the soundtrack to the new film ‘Gold’.
Raglans are Stephen Kelly, Rhos Horan, Conn O’ Ruanaidh and Sean O’Brien.