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The Boomtown Rats live world premiere of new album in Zagreb

The Boomtown Rats (Press)

ZAGREB, 24 February 2020 – The Boomtown Rats, led by frontman Sir Bob Geldof, will perform in the Croatian capital Zagreb on 14 March. 

The concert was set to take place at the new Hala venue in Zagreb but has been moved to Tvornica Kulture. The date of the concert remains the same. The concert will also be the live world premiere of the band’s new studio album “Citizens of Boomtown”.  

After 36 years, The Boomtown Rats will officially release the album “Citizens Of Boomtown” the day before the Zagreb concert. The album contains ten new songs, represented by the excellent retro single “Trash Glam Baby”. 

The Zagreb audience will have the opportunity to be the first in the world to hear new compositions just one day after the world release date, at the first solo Boomtown Rats concert in 2020. 

Before Croatia, the band will perform at the Great British Alternative Festival with performers such as Sham69, The Undertones and Glen Matlock, while all solo performances will come after Tvornica Kulture. Along with the new album, Geldof’s book “Tales Of Boomtown Glory”, packed with stories from the band’s history, will also be on sale.

The Boomtown Rats were founded in Dublin in 1975, and because of their fast, loud and furious music and attitude, become an integral part of the punk scene. The Boomtown Rats first toured with the Ramones and Talking Heads, shaking up the status quo with bands like Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers. They became one of the biggest bands of the late ’70s and’ 80s with a number of top ten hits, platinum albums that earned them Brit Awards, Ivor Novello and Grammy awards. 

They ruled the charts in 32 countries with “I Don’t Like Mondays” which became a worldwide hit and number one on the charts in the UK. They released six defining albums – “The Boomtown Rats” (1977), “A Tonic For The Troops ”(1978),“ The Fine Art Of Surfacing ”(1979),“ Mondo Bongo ”(1980),“ V Deep ”(1982) and“ In The Long Grass ”(1984).

Tickets for the concert at Tvornica Kulture are on sale for 200 kn, while on the day of the event they will be 220 kn. All tickets purchased for Hala are also valid for Tvornica Kulture. Ticket returns due to a change of venue can be done at the point of sale where the original ticket was purchased. 

Official outlets are Tvornica Kulture (Ljudevita Posavskog 1), Aquarius CD shop (Warsaw 13), Dancing Bear (Gunduliceva 7), Dirty Old Shop (Tratinska 18), Rockmark (Berislaviceva 13), and at Entrio outlets. 

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