One of Ireland's most popular exports, The Coronas, will return to North America for a run of shows beginning February 8 in Montreal. The multi-platinum-selling Irish band, whose North American shows in November were largely sold out, are on the road in support of their fifth album, TRUST THE WIRE, which became The Coronas' first-ever #1 album when it topped the Irish music charts in its first week of release in June.
The lead-off track, "We Couldn't Fake It," is being serviced to radio this week as the second U.S. single from the album, bolstered by an imaginative video that finds The Coronas' front man Danny O'Reilly submerged in a bathtub. The video already has over 300,000 views on YouTube:
In 2017, The Coronas completed shows in Europe, the UK, Australia and Dubai in addition to their November North American tour, all in support of TRUST THE WIRE. "Real Feel," the first U.S. single from the album enjoyed AAA and Alternative radio airplay throughout the country during the fall tour.
The band has already announced plans for two large summer shows in Ireland: July 13 as part of the annual Live at the Marquee music festival in Cork and July 21 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland's largest indoor concert venue. They will also do some new recording early in the year.
TRUST THE WIRE, the band's first release on their own label imprint called So Far So Good Records, is distributed in the U.S. and Canada through ADA Distribution. The Sunday Times in Ireland wrote about the album: "they've brought their towering tunes into the present and staked their claim to be a cleverer Coldplay," while Goldmine Magazine called TRUST THE WIRE "a riveting work, thinking man's rock, with a solid sound to sustain it."
The Coronas have previously released four studio albums: HEROES OR GHOSTS (2007), TONY WAS AN EX-CON (2009), CLOSER TO YOU (2011) and THE LONG WAY (2014), the first three via the independent Irish label 3ú Records and the fourth one on Island Records. All four are double-platinum albums in Ireland.