THE CORONAS+ JIMMY WESTON
Boasting 3 double platinum albums in their homeland of Ireland, The Coronas have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000 capacity o2 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run. They have supported Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink. In October they played 3 sold out headline dates in Manchester, Glasgow and London. In March 2015 they will embark on a full headline UK tour, calling at O2 Academy3 Birmingham on Wed 25th March 2015.
Last year, The Coronas moved to London. Which matters because, as anyone in Ireland will tell you, The Coronas are a Dublin band. This summer they played to 9,500 arms-aloft fans at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham Park – but their sights are now focused further afield. Within months of their move, the band who battled the big boys in Ireland on their own indie label had signed a publishing deal with Big Life and been snapped up by Island Records, not on the strength of their previous achievements, but for their epic new album The Long Way, which is released on 9th March 2015 on Island Records.
Watch the video for ‘Just Like That’ below:
Plus support from JIMMY WESTON
Jimmy Weston is a singer songwriter from Coventry, England. He has been compared to the likes of Radiohead, Nirvana, Don Henley, Rod Stewart, and U2. Recorded with Warners, MCA, London Records and Indipendiente – the home of Paul Weller, Travis and Embrace. Sheryl Crow, Ocean Colour Scene, DJ Shadow and Lenny Kravitz are among those who have championed his music over the years. Jimmys anthemic songs are purpose built for stadium touring, “I’d like to think my songs have that anthemic quality to them. All of my influences that I have been compared to are in there somewhere if you listen closely enough.”
Listen to ‘Sparks’ below:
This event is presented by Birmingham Promoters & SJM.