Everyone’s favourite Limerick duo, The Rubberbandits, have officially confirmed that they shall be visiting The Academy in Dublin this Christmas for a very special live show. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Rubberbandits will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Friday the 14th of December 2012. Tickets for The Rubberbandits live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €20 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 19th of October 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for The Rubberbandits live at The Academy in Dublin on December 14th 2012.
With their first full length TV show for Channel 4 set to air this November 2012, The Rubberbandits head into Autumn 2012 with a bag on their faces and a song in their hearts. A series of appearances at the best UK festivals, an almost sold out 14 night run at the Edinburgh Fringe and the release of their Irish chart topping studio album ‘Serious about Men’, just means that Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boat Club have lots more to look forward to.
Coming off the back of their latest single ‘Black Man’, cult hit ‘Spastic Hawk’ and ‘I Wanna Fight Your Father’, The Rubberbandits launched their debut studio LP late last year. A double-CD release packed with tracks old and new, prank phone calls and more, ‘Serious About Men’ is everything you have come to expect from The Rubberbandits. Having shot to worldwide fame in 2010, the comedy hip-hop outfit have been aiming higher ever since. Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome became internet superstars after ‘Horse Outside’ premiered on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly and subsequently went viral (over 8 million views and counting!).
Critically acclaimed shows at Oxegen and Electric Picnic, storming UK festival appearances at Reading and Leeds, with a sold out run of shows in New York, combined with selling out shows all over Ireland, The Rubberbandits have been very busy. Throw in filming a four part series and live show with MTV in the USA, an IFTA award and their Comedy Blaps filmed for Channel 4 with Fr. Ted’s Declan Lowney on direction duty, and you can see that 2011 was quite a year for our bagged up boys.
2012 opened up with a sold out Australian tour, another million YouTube views for ‘Shift Girls’ and a sold out run of dates In the USA and Canada before their first trip to Edinburgh saw them sell out 12 nights of a 14 night run, pick up the Malcolm Hardee award for most original comedy act and feature on BBC3’s live best of Fringe show. A performance of ‘Black Man’ on Channel 4’s Boyle Variety Show in August came just before the announcement of a string of Winter dates across the UK and Ireland .
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