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Single release “Up Your Anti”

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Valentino Turns up the Anti

Power Punk High Energy 3 Piece Rock Band Valentino is Dead release their EXPLOSIVE new single ‘Up Your Anti’ (iTunes & CD) at Whelan’s Dublin, Thursday 11th June. This power grunge -trio from Drogheda is fronted by the incendiary Keith Smith (vocals, guitar) with David Black on drums and Clive Walsh on Bass. The single was mastered in the USA by legendary mastering engineer David Donnelly (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith). They’ve, toured east coast America, played festivals and shows in Germany, toured with Rancid and played support to The Buzzcocks, Undertones, Less Than Jake and Bowling for Soup to name but a few. ‘Valentino is Dead’ debut album ‘Misadventures In Punk Rock’ picked up lots of airplay from some of Ireland’s biggest national DJs including Dave Fanning (2FM) and Ian Dempsey (Today FM) as well as winning rave reviews and interviews from Hot Press, The Irish Mirror and the UK’s biggest bass guitarist magazine Bass Player UK. The band recently returned to studio to record their much anticipated follow up album; which is due for release later this summer. LIVE: One of the most exciting 3 piece rock bands since Nirvana.

Alternative rockers blast onto the scene with LA’s finest at the helm;

“Influenced by the homeland, they deliver songs that have meaning, reflecting on their lives, experiences and politics. Get out of your chair, pour a cold one and put on ‘Valentino is Dead’. You will be thoroughly entertained and finding yourself singing the choruses, dancing around the room and rockin’ like you’ve never done before.” – David Donnelly (DNA Mastering LA: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink182, Aerosmith, Motley Crue and Valentino is Dead)

“Kick-ass, in your face, on your back, muscular – if ‘Valentino is Dead’ weren’t a crunchy and melodic punk rock band they’d be a certified danger to society.” – Tony Clayton-Lea (The Irish Times)

“Valentino Is Dead’s debut ‘Misadventures In Punk Rock’ is on my Top 10 list of the most exciting rock albums of the year. VID respect the traditions and energy of old-school punk rock, yet they magically sound completely relevant today. They’re hot and they are FUN! Keep your eye on these guys!” – Michael James (Producer / Mixer Hole, L7, New Radicals, Edwin McCain, Robben Ford, The Coronas.)

“Live, Valentino is Dead launch an all-out sonic assault from the word go playing like the future of guitar rock depends on it. They weld nagging melodies to a punk aesthetic, spraying shards of six-string all about!” – Hot Press (November 2014)


€10, incl Free Single, available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 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


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