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The Tings Tings are coming back to Dublin with a brand new Irish Tour Date! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Manchester duo The Ting Tings have officially confirmed a live concert date at The Academy. The Ting Tings will be performing live on stage at The Academy of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin on Wednesday the 20th of June 2012. Tickets for The Ting Tings live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €21 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 27th of April through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Ting Tings live at The Academy in Dublin this coming June 2012.
After the two million debut albums sold for ‘We Started Nothing’ in 2008, the four million singles sold via ‘Great DJ’, ‘That’s Not My Name’ and ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’, the ‘Best Album’ Ivor Novello Award in May 2009, the Grammy nomination for ‘Best New Artist’ in December 2009, their music and songs sound-tracking contemporary culture itself from ‘Gossip Girl’ to ‘One Tree Hill’ to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and the now iconic 2008 iPod commercial which saw ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’ storm non stop around the planet, The Ting Tings, naturally, felt insane.
In two rollercoaster years, the Manchester DIY pop-art titans had a brace of global No.1 singles and appeared on the planet’s live stages as the world’s most dynamic duo: an inscrutable man called Jules De Martino giving his all on the drums, while their vocal powerhouse Katie White, armed with giant bass drum and a guitar hanging down her back, shouted out their punk-pop anthems.
The Ting Tings are that rarest of pop phenomena: a globally successful pop band with the heart of the art-school punks. Formed in Salford in 2007, Katie White is the Mancunian “high street pop head” (vocals, bass drum, guitar, cowbell, lyrics, melodies) to Jules De Martino’s avant-garde sensibility (drums, loop pedals, bass, piano, keyboards, songs, backing vocals, a Londoner of Italian extraction with a degree in Fine Art). Acquaintances since around 2002, both members of The Ting Tings forged a friendship and musical relationship in Manchester through a mutual appreciation of Talking Heads and great songs. The Ting Tings became total DIY purists who not only wrote, played and produced the music themselves but created their own art-work, video concepts, stage-shows, styled themselves and oversaw their websites.
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