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The Boomtown Rats announce UK tour and LP (2013)

Story by Jack Foley

THE Boomtown Rats have announced details of a new UK tour and greatest hits album.

Sir Bob Geldof’s band played on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival over the weekend and followed that display with news of a series of dates.

The tour will also be supported with a new Best Of compilation, Back To Boomtown: ClassicRatsHits, to be released on August 5. It will also include two new tracks.

The tour begins with three dates in July before moving into full gear in October and November for 11 dates, including a night at London’s Rondhouse.

The UK tour dates are (all July, October and November 2013)

5 – The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
7 – Seenland Festival, Germany
20 – Chagstock Festival, Devon

22 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
23 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
25 – UEA, Norwich
26 – Roundhouse, London
28 – O2 Academy, Bristol
29 – Rock City, Nottingham
31 – O2 Academy, Leeds

1 – Academy, Manchester
3 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
4 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
6 – O2 Academy, Birmingham