Northern Irish trio General Fiasco have announced a headline performance at The Academy 2 of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin on Saturday the 22nd of October 2011. Tickets priced €15 including booking fee will be on sale from Friday July 1st 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Please note that this is an over 14’s show, doors open at 6pm and no alcohol will be served at the bar during the performance. You can also catch General Fiasco performing live at The Speakeasy in Belfast on October 30th 2011! Click here to book your tickets now.
General Fiasco’s debut album ‘Buildings’, released in 2010 reflects the frustration felt watching friends succumb to alcohol and doing nothing to better their lives.
“It’s all quite upbeat, poppy and rocky but the contents are all pretty bleak,” says Owen, “It was being aware of everybody wrecking themselves and not realising it. I’m sure everyone has something they really want to strive for, something they really want to achieve and it’s the frustration of not being fit to achieve it yourself and watching people not even try.”
Owen put off university in 2006 and dedicated a year to becoming a rock star, writing songs with enough weight and velocity to power their way out of Magherafelt’s cultural black hole. He roped in his brother and schoolmate Stephen and in 2007 General Fiasco moved to Belfast. Their first gig as a three-piece was at Glasgowbury 2007, Northern Ireland’s biggest unsigned music festival. A demo in the summer of 2008 landed them a spot on the BBC Introducing Stage at that year’s Reading & Leeds festival. Their first single ‘Rebel Get By’ was released in November 2008 and their second single ‘Something Sometime’ became Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’. They signed to Infectious that Summer.
Recently they’ve played the BBC Electric Proms; supported Snow Patrol, Fighting with Wire, The Pigeon Detectives, The Answer and The Enemy amongst others, been nominated for a Kerrang! award and embarked on their own headline tour.
The band caused a fiasco when they played on the 5.19 show which ended in a power cut through the entire BBC building. Evidently the excitement around this band just keeps on Building…