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The Boomtown Rats

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O2 Academy Birmingham
52-54 Dale End, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7LS
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Formed in 1975 in Dublin The Boomtown Rats exploded out of Ireland in '76 and their fast, loud, furious music and their fast loud furious attitude meant they became part of the burgeoning punk scene. Singer Bob Geldof's defiant motormouth arrogance and flagrant disrespect for authority endeared him and his band to every youth who felt weighed down by the heavy handed blandishments of church and state.

Some 26 years since their final show in Dublin in May '86, The Boomtown Rats -Bob Geldof on vocals, Pete Briquette on bass, Simon Crowe on drums and Garry Roberts on guitar - will tour the UK in the autumn and release a new album, entitled Back To Boomtown: Classic Rats, which includes I Don't Like Mondays, She's So Modern, Banana Republic, Rat Trap and many more.

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