The Pigeon Detectives have announced that they will be performing live at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Thursday the 3rd of November 2011. Tickets priced €18.50 including booking fee will be on sale from Wednesday the 20th of July 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets.
Late 2008 marked the end of a chapter in the life of The Pigeon Detectives; the band had sold out a prestigious headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace, played to 14,000 people over two nights at Leeds’ Millennium Square and sold in excess of half a million copies of their first two albums in the UK.
With two Top 5 albums and five Top 40 singles tucked under their collective arm, the band, having recorded their first two albums ‘Wait For Me’ (2007) and ‘Emergency’ (2008) in quick succession took a sabbatical whereupon they returned to their native Yorkshire to regroup and start work on the next chapter. As is the case in most instances it didn’t take long for the writing process to begin, resulting in lightning sorties to New York for creative input and the demoing process before work began in earnest.
For recording, the band decamped to New York City, spending two months laying down the lion’s share of the album with producer Justin Gerrish (who’s last major job was helping to mix Vampire Weekend’s studio album ‘Contra’). The Pigeon Detectives knack for melody remains firmly in place and you can bet your life that ‘UP, GUARDS AND AT ‘EM!’ will be adding a few more hits to the band’s haul of Top 40 singles in the months to come.
The Pigeon Detectives are revitalised, fists clenched and ever eager to engage their latest studio album ’UP, GUARDS AND AT ‘EM!’ Catch them live in Dublin when they perform live at The Academy 2 on the 3rd of November 2011.
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