The Coronas have announced a run of UK tour dates, which will find the Irish band performing at Manchester’s Sound Control on 9 November.

The Coronas hurtled into 2015 with a sold out show at the 14,000 capacity Dublin 3 Arena. It was a homecoming show of sorts since the band moved to London little over a year ago. With 3 double platinum albums on their own indie label in Ireland under their belts, the band was quickly snapped up by Island Records and signed a publishing deal with Big Life.

The Coronas journey began when childhood best friends Danny (the son of Irish folk legend Mary Black) and bassist Graham Knox formed a band at school with Conor. They played their first gig aged 15. By the time they reached uni, they had recruited Dave and had called themselves The Coronas. The last eight years has seen them establish themselves as one of Ireland’s best-loved bands and sell out Ireland’s biggest venues.

“The last eight years have been a blast,” says Knoxy. “We look back and can’t believe what we’ve achieved. The highlights? Too many to mention. But for me, meeting McCartney when we supported him. He asked who was the bassist. I said me. He said, ‘Okay, here’s my advice. Don’t break up.”

“And we haven’t,” laughs Danny. “We can’t. Paul McCartney said so.”

The full tour listing:

2 November   –   Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
3 November   –   Liverpool, Arts Club
4 November   –   Sheffield, Plug
5 November   –   Glasgow, Oran Mor
7 November   –   Birmingham, The Rainbow
9 November   –   Manchester, Sound Control
10 November   –   Bristol, The Fleece
12 November   –   Brighton, Patterns
13 November   –   London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
15 November   –   Norwich, Waterfront Studio
16 November   –   Oxford, The Bullingdon

Tickets for The Coronas performing at Manchester’s Sound Control on 9 November 2015 are on sale now.

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