Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Dublin trio Fox Avenue have just confirmed a new headline Irish Tour Date for February! Short notice we know, but better late than never we guess! Anyway, Fox Avenue will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Saturday the 18th of February 2012 for an all ages matinee show which will see the doors opening at 1pm. Tickets for Fox Avenue live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €14.50 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Jody Has A Hitlist have officially been confirmed as the main support act / special guests for this live concert date. Click here to buy tickets for Fox Avenue live at The Academy in Dublin.
Please note: As this is an all ages show, no alcohol will be served at the bar.
There aren’t many new bands that can match Fox Avenue for impact. After just over two years together, Fox Avenue have worked their way from bars to arenas, worked with top producers and built a massive army of loyal fans.
To single one out, Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars who shared hair dying tips with Dara when they played together in The O2 in earlier this year. Fox Avenue were raised on a diet of Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, The Beatles and Paul Simon so their influences differ.
Patrick Rhatigan (vocals/piano), Dara Quilty (vocals/guitar) and Sean Maxx (drums) formed the band in mid 2009. They immediately set about building a fan base through social network sites, using Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. After spending every waking hour (and some sleeping ones too) chatting with fans and uploading new music, the band became an underground online success.
“It’ s amazing seeing people sing our songs back so passionately at our shows, they know the words better than I do.” – Patrick
The mainstream came calling, and with single “ Tonight” becoming a smash hit on Irish radio, Fox Avenue sold out their first headline show in February 2010, went on tour with chart topping UK band Scouting For Girls and rocked their debut performance at the Oxegen Festival in 2011 with over 5000 people showing up to catch their set on the huge outdoor Vodafone Stage which also saw The Prodigy, Black Eyed Peas and Fat Boy Slim over the weekend.
The success of “On My Own” followed when it was picked up by radio around the country and their performance in the sold out surroundings of Tripod with idols Jimmy Eat World in Nov, 2010. It all lead up to a full house at The Academy in Dublin, Feb 2011. (Just 12 months after a sold out Academy 2!)
“We have played in The Academy a lot with other bands, this was our first time headlining the main room, all those people were there to see us, there was no ‘next band’. That is a good feeling” – Dara
With their easygoing style, upbeat pop rock tunes Fox Avenue are just the kind of band that Ireland need right now.
If this is your first time visiting Music Scene, why not become a fan of our Facebook and Twitter pages through the icons at the top of the page. Also, check out some of our great competitions by clicking here!