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MCD proudly presents

Wednesday 30th October

BANG BANG ROMEO

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THIS GIG HAS BEEN

POSTPONED

RESCHEDULED DATE TBC

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED

ORIGINAL TICKETS WILL STILL BE VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

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Statement from the band:

“Break a leg” they said…

Well, our Rich took that a little too literally and broke his foot during mid set show in Birmingham on Saturday.. (he cracked a rib in Bristol too but who’s counting).

Unfortunately we will have to reschedule our shows in Belfast and Dublin as the doctors have said he cannot fly with a break. Refunds will be available from point of purchase.

Huge apologies to anyone that’s made plans for these shows! We’re dying to play our first headline gigs in Ireland and always want to do our best to play our shows regardless of what’s happened.

We’ll see you very soon we promise!

X

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MCD proudly presents

BANG BANG ROMEO

plus support

^ Upstairs ^

The ability to create a wonder-filled world of their own is one that has been possessed by some of music’s most exciting and memorable artists, from David Bowie to Radiohead and many more in between.

Doncaster’s Bang Bang Romeo are adding their name to that list, melding drama, dark euphoria, stratospheric tunes and cinematic finesse to transport their fans to another planet.

Fronted by vocal powerhouse Stars Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums) Bang Bang Romeo are a young propelling force for a new wave of UK artists and a strong and open voice for the LGBTQ+ community. Stars is being hailed as having a ‘once in 20 years voice’ and the band’s larger-than-life performances are driving audiences wild up all over Europe.

2018 saw Bang Bang Romeo play over 150 shows – their main stage-opening set at the Isle Of Wight Festival drew the biggest audience for a first-on act in the festival’s history (according to John Giddings – festival owner). Their other main stage appearances included Tramlines, Victorious, second stage at Kendal Calling, headline slots at Y-Not & Truck and main stage at Doncaster, Cardiff and Leeds Pride.

For 2019 the band joined P!nk on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour – P!nk herself made the selection to include Bang Bang Romeo on the tour and the band have been playing their hearts out to new fans at Wembley Stadium (2 nights) and Berlin Olympiastadion, in-amongst which they were interviewed by Sky TV on the Breakfast sofa. In addition to performing in front of 1.3 millions people in the biggest stadiums across Europe the band performed to a frenzied crowd at Rock Werchter and were main support to Sting at the Montreux Jazz Festival and Foire Aux Vins Festival. At M.J.F. Shania Twain watched their show and is now a fan!

The band have signed a worldwide deal with Eleven Seven Label Group (home to the likes of Blondie, Nelly Furtado and Papa Roach) and for their debut album – recorded in Birmingham, New York and Los Angeles – the band have worked with a roster of industry heavyweights, including producers and co-writers Nicholas RAS Furlong (Avicii, All Time Low), American Authors guitarist James Shelley and New York’s Heavy (Goo Goo Dolls. Meanwhile, the record has been mixed by Grammy winner Mark Needham (The Killers, The 1975), and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Arctic Monkeys, Beastie Boys, The Clash). The band are also currently working on tracks with Rhianna and Calvin Harris writers.

Over its 13 songs, ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ serves as an addictive, wider introduction to the band, packed with tracks that deliver rousing, anthemic hooks while carrying important and emotional messages. The beautiful artwork is designed by the bands drummer and graphic artist – a perfect demonstration of the hard work and artistry that goes in to everything they do.

The band embark on their biggest headline tour in the UK in October – in partnership with Live Nation / Metropolis – and it’s already selling out. Promoters from across Europe are eager to have them back after seeing their performances while supporting P!nk and talks are in progress for 2019/2010 shows.

Bang Bang Romeo have support from some notable industry bodies including: MTV BBC News & Radio, Sky TV, Virgin Radio, Radio X, Solo Music, Live Nation, Marshall Arts, NME, The Independent, The Metro and the list of supporters grows weekly.

“Anastasia is one of those rare performers whose powerhouse vocals are a perfect match for her exuberant stage presence” – BBC News
“Sheffield soul-rock phenomenon who very nearly demolished the entire Blue Fin building with brilliantly brash alt hits” – NME
“Biggest crowd for an opening act on the main stage in the history of the festival” – John Giddings, Solo Music Agency/Isle of Wight Festival
“They sound just like a Tarantino soundtrack” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Gutsy rock and roll collides with Northern Soul” – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6
“Grand, scintillating bar-rock that could open up the heavens based off the magnitude of Anastasia ‘Stars’ Walker’s voice alone” – Billboard
“She is amazing, her voice is next level” – Tom Grennan, Recording Artist
“The most formidable front woman I’ve seen, talk about charisma, presence and a voice to match” – Gordon Smart, Radio X

All this is what makes Bang Bang Romeo such a force to be reckoned with. A multi-talented UK band fronted by one of the most remarkable vocalists and performers of the 21st Century in the form of the torch-bearing Anastasia “Stars” Walker, they are a unique and powerful proposition poised for global success.

TICKETS – POSTPONED

ON SALE THUR 29th AUG, 12PM: €14.45 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: POSTPONED