The Lemonheads confirm Academy Dublin live concert date for April 17th 2012!

Dec 19, 2011 1 Comment by Musicscene

The Lemonheads will treat Irish fans to a live airing of their hit 1992 album ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ when they return to Dublin for an Irish Tour Date this coming April! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Lemonheads will be performing live on stage The Academy in Dublin on Tuesday April 17th 2012. The Lemonheads will also be performing live at Galway’s Roisin Dubh the night before, Monday April 16th 2012. Tickets for The Lemonheads live The Academy in Dublin are priced from €23 including booking fee are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Lemonheads live at The Academy in Dublin on April 17th 2012.

Evan Griffith Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter ’86, in their senior year at Boston’s tiny Commonwealth School. A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s, the indie EP ‘Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners’. In 1990 Atlantic Records took notice of the massively expanding Lemonheads fanbase in Europe (where they toured in 1989) and America by signing the band and releasing their well-received (in Cambridge, Massachusetts) fourth LP, Lovey.

Even by this time, The Lemonheads line-up had been volatile: more than a dozen different configurations over a period of just five years, all sorts of bit parts and reshuffles, with Dando as the only constant. At one point it got so confusing that an ex-drummer, just a week after getting kicked of the group, answered The Lemonheads‘ ad to replace himself. By a conservative estimate, the band has had more than ten bass players and at least a dozen drummers over the years.

But out of this primordial chaos came a veritable ‘Golden Age for The Lemonheads’. A 1991 tour brought Evan to Australia, where by chance he met songwriter Tom Morgan and future Lemonheads bassist Nic Dalton. Their collaboration made all the difference for the next Atlantic release, ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ (1992), a concentrated blast of pure pop perfection that clocks in at just under 30 minutes. Thanks to songs such as “Confetti”, “My Drug Buddy”, “Rudderless”, and “Ceiling Fan in My Spoon”, Dando hit a whole new audience.

In 2005 The Lemonheads performed the album in it’s entirety at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties curated Don’t Look Back series and the album was reissued in 2008 as a collectors edition including several bonus versions of album tracks complete with stripped-down demos.

Don’t miss The Lemonheads performing their hit studio album ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ live on stage at The Academy in Dublin, and Roisin Dubh in Galway this coming April 2012!

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